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    Default Ok cake geniuses

    ...help me out!

    I want to make cupcake toppers for DS's birthday. I am going to copy these:

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    but use writing icing like this

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    I have never ever used fondant before but I think these seem doable.

    I know I can make them ahead of time but I'd love some hints, such as:

    How the Sam Hill do I make grey? I've read that adding black to blue is the best bet but do I need more information?

    If I want them to cover the top of my cupcake do I need to set them on top of something curved or domeish? What the Sam Hill do I use to achieve this? Or is it better to flatten the cakes?

    How the Sam Hill do I make the eyeballs? Is it little balls squished flat? I bought mini marshmallows to maybe just trim and attach instead. Would that work?

    Is it worth doing a practice run first?

    Am I crazy?

    Hints and advice me up!!

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    I'm nowhere near an expert on this, but if I were doing grey fondant & eyeballs, I would buy white fondant, mix in tiny bits of black (and maybe a tad of blue depending on how it was looking) until you get the colour you want, and make tiny white circles for the eyes. You can get an actual icing pen that you draw on fondant like a texta, I found that way easier than trying to pipe/draw with writing icing.

    I don't know if you'd have a Kitchen Warehouse near you but they have some useful stuff & you could ask for advice there too?

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    Buy grey food colour from a cake shop.

    Fill cupcake case 3/4 full so you get a nice dome to your cake. Then use butter cream to ice it.

    Or- Use a scone cutter to get a fondant circle to match the size of your cupcake. Then just pop it on over a smear of buttercream.

    I prefer to leave the cupcake top intact so that there less crumbs.

    You can buy eye/eyeballs at woolies in the cake section.

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    Buy grey fondant.
    Cut top of cupcakes and hold all the crumbs on with buttercream.

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    I can't buy grey fondant where I live 😔 I have a plan B if the grey thing is a stupid idea though.

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    I have grey food colouring. I can post it to you. Just PM me your addy

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    Of break off a small amount of fondant and start playing with colour. Just remember when not using to keep in a zip lock bag in the fridge.

    Now don't add drops of colour. Use a toothpick and dip into the colour and than into you fondant. You only want the tiniest bit to start with than work your way to a darker colour. Play around with the colours until you get a colour you like.

    Remember it just like play dough. It easy to use. To make sure circle are neat use a glass to cut them out. Eyes are just tiny white balls with micro black/blue/brown etc ones inside. They are really simple but by making them yourself you will get great unquie facial expressions.

    Use a sharp knife for the straight edges.

    You tube tutorial are great if you never done it before but with talent and craftiness your will be fine.

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    I echo what they all said. With the eyes I have rolled out white fondant before and used a straw as a cutter, then rolled flat some tiny black balls of fondant for the black part of the eye.

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    You all are amazing! Thank you so much - I might start having a play in a little while 👍🏼

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    No advice but some inspiration. We got these for my nephews birthday. I'm sure they will look amazing and we defiantly want photos!!!ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1443236038.906393.jpg


 

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