Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Fondant Molds and Neapolitan Cupcakes

I found this easy and cute cupcake idea here through Pinterest.  If you haven't been to Pinterest, don't go. You heard me.  Take my word for it.  You will spend ALL DAY on this site. Not...that...I...did that or anything.

So.  What were we talking about?

Oh, cute cupcakes and my new fondant mold.  I found a fondant mold online the other day and proceeded to weep because it cost 40 dollars.  40 DOLLARS!!!  As my mom would say, it better do the dishes too for that price.   If it could vacuum for me, I might think about it.

So I proceeded to JoAnns craft store with my 40% off coupon in hand and found this.

With the coupon, it was $5.99.  Go me! 

So I made up a quick batch of marshmallow fondant and left it white.  

I put a little bit of cornstarch on the mold so the fondant wouldn't stick.  

Placed the fondant over the mold like this

You can either press it into the mold or take a small rolling pin and run over the top.

Carefully pull the fondant off the mold and ta-da!  I took an old biscuit cutter to get the round shape I needed for the cupcakes.

For a little added color, I took lemon extract and a small amount of gel food coloring and mixed it together in a small bowl.  I heard you can use vodka with the food coloring too. The alcohol evaporates off so you don't have to worry about making drunken cupcakes.  But since we are not a vodka drinking household, I went for the lemon extract.

Carefully apply it to the fondant to pick up some of the detail.  Let them dry completely before moving them around.

When the cupcakes are done cooling, apply a thin layer of frosting and place the fondant right on top.  Keep the cupcakes in the fridge in an airtight container.  Just pull the cupcakes out about 20 minutes before you want to eat them!


  1. Cool. And cool at bargain prices. can't beat that! :)
    And ditto on the Pinterest comments. I can never spend less than an hour at a time on there.

  2. I so agree about Pinterest! What a deal you got on that beautiful mold--your fondant looks so pretty!