I am excited to have my sister and her family move to Texas. While we are now about an hour away, it beats living over 1400 miles apart. She arrived in Texas a few days after her birthday, so upon her arrival we celebrated. Continue reading “Daisy Cake”
Everything is growing great! This year for my daughter’s birthday she requested a garden.
My daughter’s green thumb did not come from me. I think she inherited it from her great-grandmother (that gene definitely skipped a few generations). She has a passion for anything green. So when she requested a garden cake, I was happy to oblige. This is the closest I will ever get to a weed-free garden full of goodies. Continue reading “Garden cake”
Known for their impish ways, what’s not to love about leprechauns? The thought of an old bearded Irish Fairy, hiding in the forest, destined to protect the pot of gold found at the end of the rainbow, is actually quite humorous. How many old men to you know that can leap about that quickly. Most of the ones I know suffer from arthritis and bad backs.
I thought that little leprechaun hats would be a great addition to my St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes.
- Green fondant
- Yellow fondant
- Black fondant
- Gum paste glue
- Circle cutter – 1 inch
- Fondant roller
- Flower former – wave set
Step 1: Roll the green fondant to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut one, 1 inch, circle for each hat. Set aside.
Step 2: Form the remaining green fondant into blocks and soften the edge. These will be the center of the hat.
Step 3: Roll a small piece of black fondant very thin. Cut into thin strips and attach it to the hat block with a tiny amount of gum paste glue.
Step 4: Roll a tiny piece of yellow fondant into a tiny snake-like piece. Form the yellow snake into a rectangle and flatten. Attach to the front of the hat block.
Step 5: Attach the hat block to the circle from step 1. Place on a wave flower former and allow to harden overnight.
Step 6: Place onto iced cupcakes and ENJOY.
I hope that you have enjoyed this set of cupcakes. If you would like to see instructions for the other toppers in the set, please use the links below.
What is St. Patrick’s Day without Shamrocks? In my younger days, I can remember spending countless hours looking for a four-leaf clover. I say that, yet I suspect I tired after a few minutes and went on to some other more exciting tasks, like making necklaces from dandelions. Continue reading “Shamrock Cupcakes”
Last year I made a set of St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes. Since I was not able to post them right away, I saved them for this year.