I’m not sure what reminded me of this little tutorial that I made in 2010 but now was a good time for that to happen. Halloween is right around the corner. Again.
These are so easy to make. You could have your kids help (or do all the work- your choice). Supplies are easy to find (most grocery stores carry fondant now) and they can be made over a couple of days. You can space them out so they are fun for kids and not a huge chore.
I hope you give them a try. Let me know how you make out. You can email me or post pictures on my Facebook page.
Ghost Cupcake Topper
Cupcakes iced with tip 1D and dipped in sanding sugar or sprinkles
Black fondant, small amount
Non-stick mat or something to roll and cut fondant on
Piping tip 10
Small rolling pin
2 to 3 inch round cookie cutter
Gum glue and brush*
*take an ounce of boiled, cooled water and drop a pea sized piece of fondant in. Let sit for a while to dissolve.
- Knead fondant well on a non-stick mat and roll into a log. (1)
- Cut a piece roughly the size of a large marble and roll into a small cone (about 1 1/2”) in your hand on or your mat. Make sure you have a flat bottom on the cone so it will stand upright.(2)
- Dust an area on the mat and place cone there to dry for at least several hours. Overnight is best.
- If you try to do the next step too early your ghosts may flatten or squash.
- Knead the fondant again and roll out to about 1/8” or a bit less. (3)
- Cut out your circle. (4)
- Drape over ghost and arrange to your liking. (5, 6)
- Knead black fondant and roll thinly- about 1/16th of an inch.
- Cut out two eyes for each ghost and glue on. (7)
- Admire the scary cuteness! (8)
Place on top of your cupcake, pass around and watch the ghosts disappear like magic!