Take a Hike

Spring is officially here!  The weather is pleasant, everything is in bloom, (including allergies), and it is time to get outside.

Recently my son and his scout troop completed a 50 mile hike, spread over 3 days.  I am super proud of him.  To help celebrate, I made a batch of cupcakes for the participants.

This week I want to share the set of fondant cupcake toppers I made.  Each day will feature one of the toppers shown above.

If you have spent any amount of time on your feet, you already know how important the right footwear is.  The first cupcake topper in this series is a pair of hiking boots.

Supplies:

  • green fondant
  • chocolate fondant
  • red fondant
  • black fondant
  • knife
  • toothpick
  • fine tip black food safe marker
  • ball tool
  • gum paste glue
  • gold airbrush paint
  • ruffled circle cutter – 2 inch
  • fondant roller

Step 1:  Roll green fondant to about 1/4 inch thickness and cut out green circle bases for each cupcake.  Set aside.

Step 2:  Using chocolate fondant, shape the boot.  (2 per cupcake). Be sure the boots are flat on the bottom.

Step 3:  Roll a tiny piece black fondant as thin as possible.  Place the boots on the black fondant and trace to create a sole for the boots.

Step 4:  Roll red fondant into a ball.  Using the ball tool, create a dip in one side.  These will be the socks.

Step 5:  Use a toothpick to create eyelet holes on the boot.  After the holes are made, use a fine-tip food safe marker to draw the laces.  Using a clean toothpick, dip one end into the gold paint. Now dip the toothpick into the eyelet hole to add the gold rings around them.

Step 6: Using gum paste glue and a fine brush, assemble the pieces.  Allow to dry overnight before placing them on a frosted cupcake.

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