The Hanukkah holiday season is only as good as the food — so load up on the fried latkes and top off your favorite cupcake recipe with cute fondant dreidels to celebrate the Festival of Lights.
Fondant Dreidel Cupcake Toppers
What You Need
1. Make the Handle
Take a small amount of light blue fondant and mold into a tapered cone-like shape with a flat base and top. It’s easy to form a smooth ball first, then carefully mold it into a cone or an oblong shape before refining. This process also helps your piece not accumulate cracks or folds in the fondant.
2. Shape the Dreidel
Take some blue fondant and roll it into a ball, then use cake smoothers to shape it into a rectangle. Using your fingers, carefully shape the base into a rounded and tapered bottom by gently pinching and smoothing.
3. Attach the Pieces
Stick half a cocktail stick or a small bit of raw spaghetti into the top center of the larger dreidel piece. Add a little edible glue around the stick and gently skewer the top piece.
Smooth out any fingerprints or dents once attached.
4. Pipe Details
Using piping consistency white royal icing, add decorative details and game letters to the four sides of your fondant dreidel. If you’re not confident with using royal icing, no worries — just use an edible marker instead!
Once all sides are dry, add the topper to a frosted cupcake and serve.
Photos by Juniper Cakery
Appreciate the wonderful idea. Will need to save the instrctions until 2022. Today Mon, 12/6 is the last day of Hanakkuh. Would have preferred receiving your email prior to the first day (11/28). In 2022 Hanakkuh begins Sunday December 18 at sundown.