Mini Present Cupcake Toppers

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 12 fondant presents to top 6 cupcakes
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Ingredients

Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Red fondant 

White fondant 

Green fondant 

Christmas tree or holiday shaped sprinkles 

6 cupcakes, frosted and decorated with sparkle sprinkles on top

Directions

  1. For the rectangle present: Lightly dust the work surface with confectioners' sugar. Take a golf ball-size piece of red fondant and pat until 1/2-inch high. Use a chef's knife to cut out a rectangle shape about 1 inch across and 2 inches long.
  2. For the ribbons: Lightly dust the work surface with confectioners' sugar. Roll out a piece of white fondant into a gum ball-size circle. Cut out a 1 1/2-inch and a 2 1/2-inch strip from the circle, about 1/8-inch wide. Dip your finger into water and brush each strip to lightly wet. Adhere the 2 1/2-inch strip longways down the rectangle box, tucking the ends under the box. Then adhere the 1 1/2-inch strip in the opposite direction creating a crisscross on top of the box, tucking the ends under the box. 
  3. For the bow: Take a pea-size ball of red fondant. Use kitchen shears to cut very small snips on top of the ball to create petals. Brush some water in the middle of the ribbon on top of the box and adhere the bow. 
  4. Repeat the present, ribbon and bow methods until you have 6 rectangle presents.
  5. For the small square present: Lightly dust the work surface with confectioners' sugar. Take a golf ball-size piece of green fondant and pat until 1/2-inch high. Use a chef's knife to cut out a 1-inch square shape.
  6. For the ribbons: Lightly dust the work surface with confectioners' sugar. Roll out a piece of white fondant into a gum ball-size circle. Cut out two 1 1/2-inch strips, 1/8-inch wide. Dip your finger into water and brush each strip to lightly wet. Adhere both strips in a crisscross over top, tucking the ends under the box. Place 1 holiday shaped sprinkle in the center of the ribbon cross on top. 
  7. Repeat the present and ribbon methods until you have 6 square presents.
  8. Place one of each present on top of each cupcake.
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