Grab a Map

While we know that “Not all who wander are lost”, but most of them are.  A map is a critical piece of equipment for any trip. Hiking is not an exception.  This map and compass fondant cupcake topper was included in the set of cupcakes I made for my son’s 50 mile hike.


  • green fondant
  • white fondant
  • yellow fondant
  • pizza cutter (or knife)
  • fine tip food safe marker (blue, black, red and green)
  • gum paste glue
  • ruffled circle cutter – 2 inch
  • fondant roller
  • small circle cutter
  • decorating tip
  • Wavy Flower Former

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

Step 2: Roll white fondant thin. Using a pizza cutter, cut small squares.  Using the fine-tip markers draw a rough map (pond, grass and trail marks). Place on the wavy flower former and allow to dry overnight.

Step 3:  Roll yellow fondant to less than 1/4 inch thickness and cut out 1 small yellow circle for each cupcake.  Also form a small log shaped piece (about the size of a Tic-Tac candy piece) – this will be the top of the compass.

Step 4: I found that the large end of a cake decorating tip created a circle slightly smaller than my small circle cutter.  Roll white fondant very thin and cut out one circle for each cupcake.  Using the fine-tip markers add the compass rose to the top of each piece.

Step 5: With gum paste glue, assemble the three pieces of the compass and glue it to the green disc from step 1.  Add the “map” from step 2.

Step 6:  Place onto pre-frosted cupcakes and enjoy








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