These were another cupcake topper that I created over the festive period.
To make the Poinsettia shapes, I used my Rose Calyx cutters in various sizes. I used poppy red and Renshaw emerald green and then used some golden crunch pieces for the centre.
Easy Cupcake Toppers
So after the mishap with the Candy Cane Chocolate Bars, I started again and made some Candy Cane Chocolate Bark instead.
The difference between them is that the bark uses much thinner chocolate bars.
These were then left to set at a cold room temperature and scored whilst still a little soft, allowing them to be broken up easily into pieces once the bars were fully set.
It is called bark because of the chocolate's rough and broken exterior, the varied shapes and the rough texture of the toppings that, as a whole, would represent bark.
You can make chocolate bark using nuts, crushed cookies, dried fruits, sweets, toffee pieces or any other form of topping you can think of. The best thing about it is that it can be...
To get into the festive spirit, I have created another Terry's chocolate orange character, albeit this time a festive Highland Cow. 🎄
Now I know that cows aren't typically Christmas related but having recently seen lots of things in stores and on the internet relating to Highland cows, I thought I would put my own twist on things and came up with the following. (Thanks Julie, for the inspiration!)
I will add bits of a tutorial to this, but at the minute, I just wanted to share her with you. I did umm and ahh about putting 'Moo' ry Christmas or Merry Christmoos but decided on the standard Merry Christmas instead.
I also gave Henrietta a light sprinkling of icing sugar on the top of her head to keep in with the Christmas/Snowy theme...
As we are back on seasonal themes and with Halloween coming up, I recently made this Terry's Chocolate Orange Ghost and Pumpkins.
The body of the ghost is made from Terry's Chocolate Orange, and the remainder is made from Icing/Fondant.
Because my orange had split, I placed a small piece of icing fondant at the top to hold it in place. Then, to keep the chocolate orange on the board, I used another piece of icing/fondant at the base.
At this point, measure your icing/fondant to ensure that it fits properly over your chocolate orange before your start to add the piping gel. Once you are happy with the size and shape, place it back on your silicone mat until needed.
I then used piping gel to stick the icing/fondant to the...
If, like me, you're seriously busy at the minute but still looking for a quick way to enjoy the Jubilee celebrations. Then why not recreate these quick and easy cupcakes for the upcoming Bank Holiday.
You'll only need a few Union Jack flags, edible red white and blue sprinkles, and cupcakes of your choice and voila you've created a quick and easy celebratory cupcake.
In order to keep with the theme, I chose to put them in a red cupcake case which helps the flags pop on the top of the cake. You could always use the remainder of the union jack flags for sandwiches too.
However, you choose to celebrate be sure to do it in style!
Easy Cupcake Toppers
If you're looking for a bit of inspiration this Valentine's Day, then why not have a go at making these cupcake toppers. All you need is red, white and black icing fondant: embossed rollers, a few heart cutters, a flower cutter and edible pens or paint.
How to make...
To emboss the icing fondant, roll it out with a rolling pin, then emboss it by rolling over it with your embossed roller and then cut it into your desired shapes.
To make the 'I' shape, roll a sausage with red fondant and then cut the ends with a knife to straighten them off.
To make the sheep, roll out white fondant, emboss it, then cut it into shape with a flower cutter.
To make the face, roll a ball of black fondant, then flatten it and square it off...
Ho, ho, ho and Merry Christmas!
If you're looking for some festive cheer, then have a look at the Reindeer Bars here! So easy to do and fun to make the best thing is there's no need to bake!
Apologies for the rhyming, but it is Christmas! 🎅🤶🎄
These dark chocolate bars were made using the following items:
Edible Eyes (by Cake Decor)
Red Skittles (for the Nose)
Sprinkles, Gold Crunch, Edible White and Silver Pearls (Optional)
For the wrapping, I used cellophane treat bags and pull bows.
Rest your chocolate bar mould on a tray so that when you place it in and out of the fridge, it doesn't bend.
Use a larger cellophane bag than the bar itself, so when you gather the top of the bag, there is enough room...
If you are looking at other gift ideas for the summer, then how about making some of these sweet boxes. Great for both children and adults alike, they can be filled with any sweet treat imaginable. Perfect for parties, weddings, get-togethers, or even for a Friday night treat. The only thing you'll need is a bag of sweets, boxes, decorations of your choice and a great imagination!
Not only can the sweets be tailored to the individual, but so can the boxes. For the decoration aspect, you can personalise them for friends and family with stickers or ribbons. Fill then with your favourite colours or make multiple boxes using just single colours to suit the recipient, which would be perfect for a Baby Shower or Gender Reveal Parties as...
Here are some last-minute Father's Day cupcake toppers for you to have a go at. These are a great generic design and easy to recreate.
All you'll need are some of the following equipment.
I used Renshaw - Poppy Red, Latte and Baby Blue for the colours.
Just make a batch of cupcakes, buttercream or jam to the top of the cupcake and then decorate as required.
Easy Cupcake Toppers