Wish Your Dapper Dad a Sweet Father’s Day With Cupcakes

Show your dad your love and appreciation this Father’s Day with a dapper fondant cupcake topper that’s fit for a gentleman!

Dapper Dad Father's Day fondant tutorial

How to make a Father’s Day cupcake

Materials needed:

  • White, brown, teal and maroon fondant (or colors of your choice!)
  • Fondant rolling pin and 1/8″ guide rings
  • 1/4″ Wooden dowels
  • Water/edible glue and brush
  • Vegetable shortening
  • Square embossing mat (or pattern of choice)
  • Rolling pastry cutter
  • Precision knife
  • 1 1/4″, 1 1/2″, 2 1/2″ and 2 1/4″ circle cutters
  • Large square cutter
  • Small modeling stick
  • Round decorating tip #7
Dapper Dad fondant tutorial step 1

Step 1:

Roll out brown fondant thick with the rolling pin and 1/4″ wooden dowels and cut out a 1 1/2″ circle with the round cutter.

Step 2:

Roll the brown fondant circle into a ball, then begin to shape it into a cylinder. Narrow the cylinder at the bottom and flatten out the top to resemble a top hat. Use your fingers to slightly pinch the perimeter of the top of the hat. Soften the fondant with vegetable shortening, as necessary.

Step 3:

Roll out more brown fondant with the rolling pin and 1/8″ guide rings and cut out a 1 1/4″ circle.

Step 4:

Place the brown fondant circle between the two 1/4″ wooden dowels and fold the sides up slightely. Tighten the width of the dowels to serve as support and hold them in place, allowing them to dry a bit. Place the top hat in the center to measure properly.

Step 5:

Roll out additional brown fondant with the rolling pin and 1/8″ guide rings. Utilize the rolling pastry cutter to cut a strip (approximatley 1/4″ in width).

Step 6:

Form it around the base of the top hat, trim it to size with the precision knife and glue it to the bottom perimeter of the top hat.

Step 7:

Glue the top hat to the center of the brim and allow to dry thoroughly.

Dapper Dad fondant tutorial step 2

Step 8:

Roll out teal fondant with the fondant rolling pin and 1/8″ guide rings, then spread a bit of shortening over the fondant. Place the embossing mat over the fondant and use the rolling pin to impress the pattern onto it. Use the 2 1/2″ round cutter to punch out a circle.

Step 9:

Use the large square cutter to cut out a triangle out of the top and then a smaller one out of the bottom of the circle to begin forming the sweater vest.

Step 10:

Use the 1 1/2″ round cutter to trim the sides for the sweater vest arm holes.

Step 11:

Roll out white fondant with the rolling pin and 1/8″ guide rings and cut out a 2 1/4″ circle with the round cutter.

Step 12:

Glue the teal sweater shape onto the white topper and use the 2 1/4″ round cutter to trim it to the same size as the white topper.

Step 13:

Use a side of the large square cutter to lightly indent the center of the sweater vest.

Step 14:

Roll out maroon fondant with the rolling pin and 1/8″ guide rings and cut out a strip with the rolling pastry cutter (approximately 1/3″).

Step 15:

Turn it upside down and fold over both sides to meet in the middle. Glue them together and pinch the middle together to form the bow.

Step 16:

Cut out a smaller strip of the maroon fondant, fit it over the center of the bow vertically and wrap it around the back. Glue it down in place to create the bow tie.

Step 17:

Use the precision knife to make two small indentations where the bow meets the center on each side and glue it to the vest.

Step 18:

Cut out three circles with round decorating tip #7 out of the maroon fondant (rolled out with the rolling pin and 1/8″ guide rings) and glue them to the vest down the center of the indented line to serve as buttons. Use the small modeling stick to make two indentations in the center of each circle for button holes. Allow to dry thoroughly.

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