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How to make easy St Patrick's Day Shamrock Toppers (1 Viewer)

With St Patrick's day around the corner and everyone wanting the luck of the Irish, I thought I would put together a tutorial showing you how to make easy Shamrock cupcake toppers.

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They're quick and easy to make and will go down a treat with your celebrations. Here's how to make them.

Equipment​

  • Silicone Mat
  • White Icing - I used Supermarket White Icing.
  • Green Icing - I used Lincoln Green Renshaw Icing
  • Small Rolling Pin
  • Icing Sugar/Cornflour for Dusting
  • Dresden Tool (Optional)
  • Knife
  • Small Heart Cutter/Heart Push Cutter
  • Circle Pastry Cutter
  • Small Paintbrush
  • Cooled Boiled Water/Edible Glue
Note:
  • If you are making them to go straight on your cupcakes, you will need a batch of cupcakes and either buttercream or jam to stick the toppers to your cupcakes.
  • If you are making them for people to eat then please always use food-safe gloves.

Method​


1 Roll out a small piece of white icing fondant and cut it with the fluted edge of your pastry cutter.

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2 Stick the white base of your topper to your cupcake using either buttercream or jam. I'm using a little water as I'm using cupcake dummies.

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3 Now, take a small piece of green icing fondant.

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4 Roll thinner than your white topper to about 3mm thick.

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5 Using your push cutter or heart cutter, press the cutter into your icing fondant to make the heart shape.

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6 Repeat this process two more times.

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7 Until you have three hearts.

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8 Now take your Dresden tool or knife and indent the icing fondant at the bottom of each heart like so.

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9 Once indented, stick the leaves of the shamrock onto your white icing using a thin paintbrush and cooled boiled water or edible glue.

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10 To make the stem, cut a small triangular shape out of your green icing fondant using a Dresden tool or a knife. (Please be careful cutting on your silicone mat with a knife).

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11 I cut the end of the stem with my Dresden tool to smarten up the edge.

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12 I then shaped it using my thumb and index finger.

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13 Once you are happy with the shape of the stem, you can stick it to the topper and lightly bend the bottom of it.

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14 Repeat the process for your required amount.

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I made three in total to show you.

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