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