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You’ll Go Gaga Over These Precious Baby Face Cupcakes!

Whipping up adorable themed treats always makes for a fun project. So if you’re planning some sweet treats for a fun baby shower, look no further than this cute and surprisingly baby face cupcakes tutorial. They’re perfect for customizing, plus they’ll make all your guests or clients ga-ga!

Easy baby shower cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

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Baby face cupcakes tutorial

You’ll need:

  • Freshly baked domed cupcakes
  • Buttercream
  • White fondant
  • Fondant in whatever skin tone color you’d like to use
  • Fondant in whatever hair color you’d like to use
  • Black edible pearls
  • Food-safe brushes
  • Light pink edible blossom dust
  • Cocktail stick
  • Circular cookie or pastry cutters
  • Rolling pin
  • Edible glue
  • Veining tool
  • Blade tool
  • Small ball tool
  • Scallop tool
Simple baby shower cupcake tutorial

Step 1:

Smother a small amount of smooth buttercream over the tops of your domed cupcakes before decorating. This helps the flat iced fondant adhere to the cupcake and it also creates a smoother surface.

Baby shower cupcake decorating tutorial

Step 2:

To create a smoother look for your end cupcakes we recommend adding a thin layer of fondant underneath your flat iced layer. We used a 3 1/16 inch circle cutter for this layer and also simply used white fondant.

Cute and easy baby cupcake tutorial from Juniper Cakery

Step 3:

For the flat iced fondant, we used a circle pastry cutter measuring at 3 7/16 inches so that the fondant can then drape and cover the entirety of the cupcake’s surface.

Baby cupcake tutorial

Step 4:

One of our favorite parts of this baby shower cupcakes tutorial is the cute and nerdy little ears on the baby’s head! To make these we made some small balls of fondant before flattening them slightly. We attached them with edible glue and then added a little detail with a veining tool. Repeat on the opposite side of your cupcake.

Quick baby cupcakes tutorial

Step 5:

Roll up a small oval ball for the button nose and attach to the very center of your iced cupcake with a touch of edible glue.

Simple and easy baby shower cupcake tutorial

Step 6: 

Add your cupcake baby’s other features by using a scallop tool to create a little smile. Indent two eye sockets with a small ball tool and add in a pair of black edible pearls for the eyes. Remember to use a little dab of edible glue to stick the pearls in place.

How to decorate easy baby shower cupcakesStep by step tutorial for baby shower cupcakes

Step 7:

Create sweet little tendrils or tufts of baby hair with a small amount of colored fondant. First roll a small rope of fondant before shaping it into whatever cute hairstyle you like.

You can curl them and leave to set for a few minutes around a cocktail stick or even the end of a paintbrush for swirly tendrils. For tufts of hair, just roll out into tiny rope shapes and attach to the forehead with edible glue.

Step 8:

With a little light pink edible blossom dust and a food-safe paint brush, gradually build up rosy cheeks on your baby. Remember to start small and use a little color, as it’s so much easier to add than to remove.

How to decorate cute baby shower cupcakes

The very best thing about these easy-to-decorate cupcakes is that they’re so simple to customize. Make funny biker cupcakes by adding rocker earrings, cool mohawks and red bandanas. You can even make each little face look exactly like every guest at a fun birthday party. We love the idea of mimicking a cousin’s freckled nose on one cupcake or a neighbor’s curly red hair on another.

You might also enjoy our fondant baby faces tutorial.

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5 Comments

Michelle

I am confused. It says to add a layer of buttercream underneath your flat-iced fondant. Do you mean to add a thin layer of buttercream, add a thin layer of fondant and then ice it with buttercream? Isn’t that what iced fondant would mean? The pictures look like flesh toned fondant covers a butter creamed cupcake??? Which is it?

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Stephanie

Iced fondant is the same a rolled fondant. Different terms in different parts of the world. So you first want to add a thin layer of buttercream to stick your fondant to and than before adding the flesh tone fondant add a very thin layer of fondant underneath to help achieve a smooth top layer on your final product.
Hope this helps.

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Michele

I agree – it is a bit confusing. I’m not sure what iced fondant is, but I figure that the cupcake’s surface is first iced with buttercream, then the thin layer of white fondant is added, then a little more buttercream, before adding the flesh-coloured fondant for the baby’s face. Could someone clarify this, please?

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Stephanie

Iced fondant is the same a rolled fondant. Different terms in different parts of the world. So you first want to add a thin layer of buttercream to stick your fondant to and than before adding the flesh tone fondant add a very thin layer of fondant underneath to help achieve a smooth top layer on your final product.
Hope this helps.

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Humaira

You will add the butter cream only the first time. No need to put butter cream when you are going to put the second fondant layer if the fondant is fresh. But if your fondant is a bit dry then you can brush little water before adding the second layer so as to stick it properly.

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