Kiss Me, I’m Irish: St. Patrick’s Day Fondant Topper

There are a variety of charms and superstitious that are sought after to bring about the luck of the Irish. For those of us unable to kiss the famed Blarney Stone this St. Patrick’s Day, kissing an Irish person is the next best thing. Why not request a smooch with a sweet shamrock cupcake topper?!

Dress your cupcakes in green and spread the luck of the Irish with these sweetly simple St. Patrick’s Day fondant toppers!

Kiss Me I'm Irish St. Patrick's Day cupcake tutorial

Materials needed:

  • Dark green, light green and red fondant
  • Fondant rolling pin and 1/8″ guide rings
  • Water/edible glue and brush
  • Medium and small heart cutters
  • Small oval cutter
  • Large circle cutter
  • Knife tool
  • Large flower forming cup
  • Small modeling stick
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vegetable shortening
  • Small spatula
St. Patrick's Day topper fondant tutorial step 1

Step 1:

Roll out dark green fondant with the rolling pin and 1/8″ guide rings on your work surface. Cut out four hearts with the medium heart cutter.

Step 2:

With your knife tool, make a vertical indentation in the center of each dark green fondant heart, making sure you indent the top of the heart as well by continuing the knife tool up and over the side of the fondant pieces.

Step 3:

Place all four bottom tips of the fondant hearts together (make sure to spread a bit of powdered sugar on your work surface to avoid sticking) to create a four leaf clover. Spread a bit of vegetable shortening over the fondant to add pliability and prevent quick drying. Utilize your fingers to press the tops of the hearts to push them toward the center, rounding them out, while simultaneously adjoining all the sides together. Once the hearts have created a four leaf clover, utilize the water/edible glue and brush to glue the sides together.

Step 4:

Sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar over the large flower forming cup and gently place the fondant clover in the center to allow it to dry. If necessary, utilize a small spatula to pick it up to transport it.

St. Patrick's Day topper fondant tutorial step 2

Step 5:

Roll out light green fondant with the rolling pin and 1/8″ guide rings on your work surface. Cut out four hearts with the small heart cutter.

Step 6:

With your knife tool, make a vertical indentation in the center of each dark green fondant heart. Again, make sure you indent the top of the heart as well by continuing the knife tool up and over the side of the fondant pieces.

Step 7:

Repeat the steps to adjoin all the light green fondant hearts together to create a four leaf clover. Place all four bottom tips of the fondant hearts together and utilize your fingers to press the tops of the hearts to push them toward the center, rounding them out, while simultaneously adjoining all the sides together. Once the hearts have created a four leaf clover, utilize the water/edible glue and brush to glue the sides together. Gently pick up the light green fondant clover with the small spatula, apply some water/edible glue to the bottom and glue it to the center of the larger clover inside the flower forming cup, lining up the petals.

St. Patrick's Day topper fondant tutorial step 3

Step 8:

Roll out red fondant with the rolling pin and 1/8″ guide rings. Punch out a small oval with the cutter.

Step 9:

With your fingers, pinch the opposite ends of the oval to create the sides of the mouth.

Step 10:

Utilize the large circle cutter to make an indentation horizontally on the lips, ensuring the ends are lining up with the opposite ides of the mouth you pinched together.

Step 11:

With the knife tool, indent the top of the red fondant lips.

Step 12:

Make an indentation with the small modeling stick in the middle of the lips, directly in the center of the indented line.

Step 13:

Glue the lips to the center of the clover drying inside the flower forming cup. Allow it to dry thoroughly in the cup overnight so that it holds its shape. Accentuate additional cupcakes with extra lips, clovers in a variety of sizes or a simple green heart!

Kiss Me I'm Irish St. Patrick's Day cupcake fondant topper tutorial

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