Make Ornament Cupcakes With Elisa Strauss!

I first explored the idea of making delicious cupcakes into Christmas ornaments in my second book, Confetti Cakes for Kids, but I recently made a new version with brighter colors and patterns, and added Mickey Mouse, too!

Christmas Ornaments

It all started when I found a Mickey shaped cutter in a bag I was given from one of my students. (Wasn’t she nice to send me mini cutters?!) I also thought it was be great to bake my red velvet recipe so once we take a bite inside it will be really beautiful and delicious!

Learn how to make ornament cupcakes in this step-by-step video tutorial:

Some notes on the process:

Creating Ornament Hooks - Making Ornament Cupcakes on Bluprint

To make the ornament “hooks,” it’s best to gum paste since it dries the fastest. But you can use fondant if that is all you have.

Once dry, paint them with a mixture of gold luster dust.

Creating the Ornament "Bulb" - Ornament Cupcakes

Wait ’til the cupcakes are cool to frost with a dome of filling. Then, cover with fondant. Here, I painted the stripes with a mixture of luster dust and lemon extract.

Cutting out Shapes for Ornament

Here is the cute cutter I used. It’s about an inch and a half. Mickey comes to life out of delicious modeling chocolate, which I dyed flesh color, black fondant and white gum paste for the eyes.

Completed Ornament Cupcake - www.craftsy.com

[box type=”shadow”]Learn more cake decorating techniques from Elisa Strauss in her Bluprint classes Designer Handbag Cakes, Sculpted Dog Cake and her FREE mini-class Basic Fondant Techniques.[/box]

Come back to the Bluprint blog tomorrow for a look at the Lambeth piping method.

Happy Holidays!

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