I've been dying to visit a local cake supply store in North Seattle. I've driven by it a few times and always made a mental note to come back sometime and see what they had. Well, I finally made it in and I was impressed. They had so many goodies and fun things. I decided right away that I needed to pick up supplies for a fun family night of cupcake decorating.
I bought some pre-made fondant and the family had lot of fun turning them into neat little cupcake toppers. Thank you Flickr for all the inspiration. Just type in "fondant" in the search bar and you will have pages and pages of fun ideas and lovely pictures. I love being creative and I really love watching my kids get creative. Here's a few of our cupcakes from our decorating extravaganza.
This is made from chocolate fondant. If you can't find it, you can always warm up tootsie rolls and roll it out into shapes. This might make a great Super Bowl dessert.
This is my son's creation. He was inspired by Artisan Cake Company's Flickr picture of a manta ray and had to make one too. However, he wanted to go with a bolder color so we made a bright red one.
I helped little one with this. She really wanted a piggie cupcake. This was inspired by another Flickr picture who got her inspiration from another Flickr member (and so on and so on...).
This is dad's cupcake. He's the skier in the family so he went with simple coconut snow and vintage looking skier.
Sweet daughter decided to go with a floral theme.
Family night was a success and we are all recovering from sugar overload. I am now in love with working with fondant and want to make all my cakes and cupcakes with it. Also, I've heard great things about marshmallow fondant so that is now on my to-do list. If you have a great (and easy!) marshmallow fondant recipe I would love to know.
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