This a guest post from Heather Challenger of the Cake Decorating Store in the UK.
With the birth of the Royal baby, what could be cuter than these little royal cupcakes for your own little Prince? They are really easy to make and you only need a few basic items of equipment. You can of course modify these to make little Princess Cupcakes if you wish. Simply make the bonnet out of a pink sugar fondant (sugarpaste) and use a silver crown or tiara.
Here’s what you need: flesh/skin, blue coloured sugarpaste, white florist paste, edible glue, black piping gel, round cutter, cocktail stick, tapered cone tool, flower/leaf tool, scallop & comb tool, pink blossom dust, gold glitter, small paintbrush, rolling pin.
Here’s how to make them. Bake your cupcakes in a gold cupcake case. You can make whatever flavour you like of course. You want to try and get a nice domed shape on top to give a nice rounded face, so make sure you fill them ¾ full with batter.
Lastly, make two indents with the taper cone tool at the side of the head where the ears will go. Using a tiny amount of flesh coloured sugarpaste roll into a ball then a cone shape. Secure the narrow end into the indent, using a little glue. Finally using the flower/leaf shaper tool, press the circle to make a little circle.