For those of you bakers out there that know the wonders of Fondant, this tutorial probably isn’t anything new. But for the rest of us, this is how I made the Guitar Hero Cupcakes! Impress your friends!
First off, here is a list of things you will need:
1. Cupcakes! Flavor of your choice. One box of fondant is enough to do over 2 dozen.
2. A medium size biscuit cutter
3. A large size biscuit cutter. This one needs to be the largest size, which is one size up from the previous cutter, because it is conveniently the same size as the top of most cupcakes.
4. A small round cutter of some type. I improvised and used a piping tip. It needs to be about 1/2 inch wide.
5. Fondant! I bought white and then colored it myself. For a Fondant tutorial, go here.
6. Rolling pin
Optional: Spiffy non-stick mat. It will make your life easier, but not it is not essential.
Now that you have everything together, let’s get down to business.
Roll out the main color of the cupcake topping to about 1/8″ thick and cut out a circle with the largest biscuit cutter. Roll up your scraps and repeat until you have the amount you need. You may want to cover them with a barely damp towel so they don’t dry out.
Do the same with the white fondant.
Now take your white circles and use the smaller cutter to cut out the centers.
You can use the scraps to make the smaller circles with the piping tip.
Roll out the black fondant and use the piping tip for making the black circles as well.
Here are all the fondant pieces you will need.
You will need to flatten the black circle so it is a little larger than the white one. In the above picture, you can see I smooshed the wrong one. I forgot to go back and take a picture of the correct one. Sorry! But I’m pretty sure you can figure it out. It will make itself apparent in the following pictures.
Put a very thin layer of frosting on top of the cupcake. We just want to help the fondant adhere to the cake. If you put too much, the fondant will look lumpy and probably slide off.
Drop the main color on top of the cupcake and smooth out with your fingers.
This is the only step that could be considered complicated in this tutorial. (Please don’t mind my stained fingers. I tried to get all the frosting coloring off before taking the pictures, but that stuff just wouldn’t go away!)
Take the white ring of fondant and place it on top of the orange ring. Gently move your finger around the inside circumference of the ring, gently moving it out towards the edge of the cupcake. You need to stretch it slowly, or it will break. Once it catches on to a side of the colored ring, keep prodding and stretching until it falls into place. Three pictures to help explain:
See? Easy as cake.
Place a dollop of frosting in the middle. This will help adhere the fondant to itself. Place the black circle on top.
Do another dollop of frosting and put the white circle on top of the black circle.
Stand back and admire your work.
And for the rest of the cupcakes:
Ta da!! Super easy, just like I told ya. If anyone has any question, y’all know how to get in touch with me.