Shield Your Cupcakes With Captain America Toppers!

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Cake Decorating | Comments


Superheroes continue to be enormously popular theme for children and adults of all ages, increasing the interest superhero cupcakes! With the new film Captain America: The Winter Soldier coming out in theaters on this weekend, demand for patriotic and Captain America cupcake toppers are sure to skyrocket!

Learn how to make Captain America cupcakes to serve {and protect} your guests for a presentation that is larger than life!

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Materials:

  • White, red, light grey and blue fondant
  • Water/edible glue and brush
  • Powdered sugar and dusting pouch
  • Fondant rolling pin with 1/8″ and 1/16″ guide rings
  • Round 1 1/4″, 1 1/2″, 1 7/8″ and 2 1/4″ circle cutters
  • Small star cutter
  • Large flower forming cup
  • Fondant storage board
  • Vegetable shortening
  • Silver shimmer dust/brush

Various Sizes of Fondant Cutters

Step 1:

Set out your round circle cutters and consider the largest to be #1 and the smallest #4 for easy reference. The small star cutter will be utilized last.

Fondant Rolling Pin and Cutter

Step 2:

Roll out white fondant 1/16″ thick with the rolling pin and coordinating guide rings.

Step 3:

Cut out a circle with round cutter #1.

Step 4:

Turn the fondant circle over and dust it with powdered sugar.

Step 5:

Turn the flower forming cup upside down and place the white circle in the center so that it begins to dry in a dome shape.

Fondant Tools

Step 6:

Roll out red fondant 1/8″ thick with the rolling pin and guide rings. Cut out a circle with the #1 circle cutter.

Step 7:

Position the #2 circle cutter over the red circle so that the largest ring could be punched out evenly, then cut it out completely. Save the red circle you punched out under your fondant storage board while you work with the outer ring.

Step 8:

With your brush, spread some water/edible glue around the outer perimeter of the circle and glue the large red ring in place. Adjust it as necessary with your fingers so that it fits nicely over the bottom topper and no white is showing from the sides.

Tip 1: With a little bit of vegetable shortening, you can run your fingers over the ring to adjust it, especially as you add the remaining rings, also making it easier to even them out and making them level with each ring.

Tip 2: When applying water/edible glue, make sure not to apply too much, as it can seep through between the rings.

Cut Fondant Circles

Step 9:

Remove the red circle from under the fondant storage board and punch out a circle with round cutter #3.

Step 10:

With round circle #4, position it over the red fondant circle so that the outer ring is even, then punch it out with the cutter. Save this smaller red ring under the fondant storage board to utilize later.

Fondant Sculpting Tools

Step 11:

Roll out light gray fondant 1/8″ thick with the rolling pin and guide rings and cut out a circle with round cutter #2.

Step 12:

Punch out the light gray ring by using round cutter #3, making sure you the cut the ring as evenly as possible. Set the inner circle aside.

Step 13:

Brush water/edible glue on the white fondant just inside the red ring and glue the light gray ring in place. Use a bit of vegetable shortening to even it out a bit with the red ring.

Step 14:

Take the small light gray circle you set aside and cut a small star out. Save it under the fondant storage board for later.

Making Captain America Cupcake Toppers

Step 15:

Remove the smaller red ring from the fondant storage board and with the brush and water/edible glue, adhere the ring just inside the light gray ring.

Step 16:

Roll out blue fondant 1/8″ thick with the rolling pin and guide rings. Cut out a circle with round cutter #4.

Step 17:

Position the small star cutter in the very center of the blue fondant circle and punch out the star, making sure the circle remains intact, as this is the part you will use.

Step 18:

Take the small light gray star from your fondant storage board and fit it in the center cutout of the blue circle.

Step 19:

Spread a bit of water/edible glue over the remaining white portion of the fondant and fit the blue circle with the inner star in the center. Again, use some vegetable shortening to lightly run your fingers over the rings and the center to even it out.

Allow the topper to dry thoroughly on the upside down flower forming cup to maintain the dome shape for the shield. Make sure there is enough powdered sugar underneath to avoid the fondant sticking to the cup.

Captain America Cupcake Topper Being Made

Step 20:

Once dry, mix some silver shimmer dust with very little water. Use your brush to paint the light gray portions and lightly dust the top of the remainder of the shield to give it a metallic sheen.

Captain America Cupcake Toppers

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Comments

  1. Jean Jones says:

    Thanks for tutorial.

  2. Jean Jones says:

    Thanks for tutorial.