Whether you’re an avid golfer or enjoy a good game of miniature golf, enjoy the sweet side of this pastime with these golf cake toppers!
Join the par-tee and follow the step-by-step instructions to create these golf-themed cupcakes that are par for the course!
- White, blue, light blue, green and light grey fondant (replace desired colors)
- Fondant rolling pin and 1/8″ and 1/16″ guide rings
- 2 1/4″ circle cutter
- Round decorating tips #3, #7 and #10
- Small circle cutter
- Small diamond cutter
- Medium oval cutter
- Large leaf cutter
- Medium hand cutter
- Rolling pastry cutter
- Precision knife
- Small modeling stick
- Small spatula
- Fondant storage board
- Silver shimmer dust and brush
- Vegetable shortening
Roll out fondant in all four colors (one at a time) with the rolling pin 1/8″ thick and cut out small diamonds with the small cutter. Place them under the fondant storage board to avoid drying out.
Once all colors have been cut out, replace the guide rings with the 1/16″ size and roll out white fondant. Start gluing the diamonds in different colors in an argyle pattern.
Turn the small spatula on its side and indent diagonal lines in the center of the diamonds. Repeat in the opposite direction to finalize the argyle design.
Cut out a 2 1/4″ circle out of the argyle pattern. Save extra of the argyle pattern to utilize for the golf glove and the flag. Jump ahead to cut out the argyle shapes or save them in the fondant storage board or clear zip bag until you are ready to use them.
Roll out fondant with the rolling pin 1/8″ thick and cut out a medium-sized hand with the cutter.
Using the small circle cutter, cut out a slice of the hand.
Use the medium oval cutter to indent the glove for the inner seam.
With the small modeling stick, make little dot indentations on the glove fingers in two vertical linear patterns on each finger.
Cut out a small circle with the cutter out of the extra argyle pattern and use the hand cutter to cut out a piece to fit into the side of the glove. Glue it in place.
Roll out light grey fondant with the rolling pin 1/8″ thick. With round tip #7, cut out a circle and use round tip #3 to indent the middle of that circle to create the glove button.
Cut out two more circles with the small round cutter from the light grey fondant.
Roll one circle into a ball, shape it into a teardrop for the club and use the precision knife to indent grooves.
Use the small modeling stick to make a hole in the club to insert the handle.
Roll the second circle into a ball and roll it on your work surface to create the handle. Use the silver shimmer dust to brush the club, handle and glove button.
Switch out the guide rings on the rolling pin and roll out black fondant 1/16″ thick. Cut out a strip with the rolling pastry cutter and lay it over the end of the handle. Use the precision knife to trim it to size and glue it to form a grip, tucking the sides underneath. Make little indentations on the grip. Glue the club to the handle and the glove button to the glove.
Roll a small piece of white fondant into a ball and stick it onto a toothpick. Use the small modeling stick to indent little holes around to create the golf ball. When complete, remove it from the toothpick and adjust the shape, if necessary. Glue all pieces together and onto the argyle topper. Allow to dry thoroughly.
Use the saved argyle pattern to cut out pennant flags with the rolling pastry cutter. Insert a toothpick by slowly rotating it into the wide side of the flag and allow to dry.
Roll out green fondant with the rolling pin ⅛-inch thick and cut out a 2 1/4″ circle with the round cutter.
Use the leaf cutter to cut out a portion of the green fondant, creating the golf green and round out the ends with your finger and shortening.
Roll out white fondant with the rolling pin 1/8″ thick and cut out a circle with round tip #10 for the golf hole where the flag will be inserted.
Use the rolling pastry cutter to cut out a thin strip out of the white fondant and using the precision knife, cut out small lines to create the golf ball’s path.
Roll a small piece of white fondant into a ball and stick it onto a toothpick. Use the small modeling stick to indent little holes around to create the golf ball. When complete, remove it from the toothpick and adjust the shape, if necessary.
Glue all the pieces to the green topper and insert the toothpick into the golf hole to later be able to insert the flag on the cupcake. Allow to dry thoroughly.
If you love the golf cupcake toppers featured in this post, you can find them along with over 80 other creative fondant tutorials, tips and tricks in my book Sweet & Unique Cupcake Toppers.