Make Fondant Dreidel Cupcake Toppers for a Happy Hanukkah

How to make a fondant dreidel for Hanukkah cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

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

Level: Easy

What You Need

  • Cupcakes, baked and frosted
  • Blue and light blue fondant (buy it or make your own)
  • Royal icing or edible marker pens
  • Piping bags
  • Writer piping tip
  • Uncooked spaghetti stick or cocktail stick
  • Edible glue
  • Pearl luster dust
  • Instructions

    1. Make the Handle

    Fondant dreidel cupcake topper tutorial

    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

    Tutorial for fondant cupcake topper dreidels by Juniper Cakery

    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

    Hanukkah cupcakes with fondant dreidels by Juniper Cakery

    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.

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    Smooth out any fingerprints or dents once attached.

    4. Pipe Details

    Make fondant dreidel cupcakes for Hanukkah with this how-to by Juniper Cakery

    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!

    How to make fondant dreidel cupcakes by Juniper Cakery

    Once all sides are dry, add the topper to a frosted cupcake and serve.

    Photos by Juniper Cakery

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