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Using embossed fondant on decorated cupcakes is yet another way to bring out the stylish side of your yummy treats. This technique is extremely easy and very user friendly…a perfect project even for kids!

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The first step in making this type of embellishment is to find the perfect stamping device. You can buy any type of stamp/embossing tool that you like, but just make sure the design is clear and deep, otherwise the image won’t appear as nicely. I found some really great clear stamps at Target. The brand name is Autumn Leaves and this is their new Clear Stamp Set. You can find them online too at Scrapbook.com. I bought one of their swirly whirly designs for these cupcakes, but here is a photo of another one of their adorable stamp sets just so you can see what they look like.

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Once you have your stamps, you need to get out your fondant and knead it for a while until it is nice and smooth. You can color your fondant too, but I would recommend coloring it the night before if you want a specific color, since the shades tend to change over night. Roll out your fondant to about 1/8″-1/4″. If your fondant is sticking then lightly dust the surface and the fondant with cornstarch. Once you have the desired thickness, start pushing your stamps into the fondant to create the design you want. Then cut out the shape you want with a cookie cutter. You can do this beforehand and let them dry if you prefer (just not the circle shape that is suppose to cover the whole cupcake).

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Once you have your shapes cut out you can decorate you cupcake in whatever way you heart leads you to. To add shimmer/sparkle to your fondant you can brush Luster Dust onto the fondant with a small painting brush. Here are a few designs that I did.

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Oh, here is one way you can package them too. I used the clear boxes from Garnish and just added some M&M’s on the bottom and a pretty bow and you have yourself a delightful little gift perfect for a bridal shower or wedding favor. :-)

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Again, if you have any questions please feel free to ask!

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17 Responses to “Lovely Embossed Cupcakes”

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eugy (message)  157 posts, Blushing bee

Embossing fondant?! Love it! I really want to try this out! =) Thanks for sharing!

 
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Suong

Wow - you make it look so easy. Thanks for sharing!! I love your posts.

 
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eveline

How creative! Thanks for the inspiration!

 
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Miss Ballet Flat

I love the stamping idea for fondant. I always wondered how you get the pretty designs on them…so easy looking!

 
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Miss Bruschetta (message)  5,565 posts, Bee Keeper

I love the “fluffy” icing in the first shot — it looks like an amazing sugary pillow (what type of recipe did you use for it?) :-) — and the fondant rose.

 
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Miss Pinot Grigio (message)  1,410 posts, Bumble bee

Do you have a fondant recipe that you recommend? I find that the marshmallow fondant recipes I’ve tried don’t turn out as firm as yours seem to be.

These are so lovely! I plan on running out to grab some luster dust soon…that is such a chic touch!

 
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NC Girl (message)  227 posts, Helper bee

Cute!!!

 
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Mrs. Peep Toe (message)  1,804 posts, Buzzing bee

You are so cute!! I love the the LOVE one!!

 
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Jenniphyr (message)  3,426 posts, Sugar bee

I’ve read this post on your blog before (and I actually have it bookmarked as an idea for my DIY cupcakes!), and I still love looking at the pictures. =) You really are an artist. And I’m really really happy to learn that I don’t need to buy a fancy shmancy embossing tool especially for fondant to do this!

Just one question…can you freeze fondant? I know you’re not supposed to refrigerate it because it weeps (though I’ve heard if you store it in an airtight container you can) but can you freeze it?

 
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Miss Mouse (message)  4,295 posts, Honey bee

Wow, they’re like little masterpieces!

 
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Cupcake Class Plus a Yummy Recipe » Weddingbee PRO » The Wedding Blog

[...] by imprinting them with scrapbooking stamps. To check out this technique you can look at some of my post from yesterday. So here goes the menu for the [...]

 
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adias.angel (message)  6 posts, Newbee

I <3 these clear box with the cupcake in it!! I noticed you used the 4×4x4 ones. Did you try any other size like 3×3x3?

 
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Melody @ Sweet and Saucy Shop (message)  89 posts, Worker bee

Miss Bruschetta - You can find the recipe on my blog…just type in “favorite buttercream”
Adias.angel - I haven’t tried that size box before but it might work.
Jenniphyr - I woudn’t recommend freezing fondant, but you can actually refrigerate it in some fridges. It might sweat some, but it will dry out within an hour or so.
Miss Pinot Grigio - I don’t make my own fondant. It is one of the only things I purchase pre-made since it is much better quality I find. I prefer Satin Ice of Fondx.

 
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Miss Pinot Grigio (message)  1,410 posts, Bumble bee

Thanks for the tip on the pre-made fondant! I plan on trying it out asap….

 
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[...] and frostings, I showed them how to make modeling chocolate roses, use chocolate transfer sheets, texture fondant accents, and pipe flowers. Here are some photos from the fun [...]

 
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Chocolate Baby Cupcakes » Weddingbee PRO » The Wedding Blog

[...] make the fondant accent simply roll out your fondant to 1/8″-1/4″ thick and stamp your impressions onto it. If it sticks add a little cornstarch. Next use a brush to add luster dust to the fondant. [...]

 
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andrea

these were so cute that I tried them out. However the fondant went all sticky the next day. Is that normal? I’ve never used fondant before. It was pre made so I’m wondering what I did wrong. If I did anything wrong?!?! They’re still works of art and were so easy to make. I can’t wait to try them again:)

 

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