A Hiking We Will Go

We have come to the end of the hiking cupcake series.  And I have been saving the best for last.  Today, I want to feature the backpack and hiking stick cupcake topper.


  • green fondant
  • white fondant
  • red fondant
  • brown fondant
  • gum paste glue
  • ruffled circle cutter – 2 inch
  • fondant roller
  • knife
  • toothpick

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

Step 2: Combine a small amount of brown and white fondant to create a marbled effect.  Be careful to not overmix the colors.

Step 3:  Form a hiking stick (a small round snake that is tapered at one end).

Step 4: Attach a small ball of red fondant to the top of the stick with gumpaste glue.  Form a looped handle and attach it to the side.  Set aside.

Step 5:  Form a rectangular box from brown fondant. Create a second block that will sit on top of the first box.  Set aside.  Note, the edges are softened and not square to create a more realistic pack.

Step 6:  Roll a piece of red fondant to about 1/8 of an inch thickness.  Use a knife to cut 2 straps for each pack.

Step 7:  Attach the red straps to the top and bottom of the larger box created in step 5 with gumpaste glue.  Now attach the smaller block from step 5 to the top of the larger box.

Step 8:  Assemble the topper by gluing the pack to the base (step 1).  Lean the hiking stick against the pack.  Create a small hole in the base with a toothpick to help support the stick.  Place a tiny dot of gumpaste glue on the base and on the pack where the hiking stick touches.  Allow to dry overnight.

Step 8:  Place onto pre-frosted cupcakes and enjoy







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