Teddy Bear Cupcakes

March 26, 2012 by Jenny Melrose
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I recently shared the Teddy Bear Baby Shower that we threw for my sistern-in-law.  One of the projects for the shower that I loved making were the teddy bear cupcakes.  My inspiration for these cupcakes came from The Cake Journal’s Tutorial on embossing fondant with a teddy bear embosser.  I’ve only used fondant once before and that was for Riley’s 2nd Birthday.  So I definitely was a little nervous, but after completing the cupcake toppers in fondant and another cake, I have to say the cupcake toppers were a breeze.
I used a tort cutter on the fondant to give it the scalloped edges.
Simply press a toothpick in the edges to make the tiny dots. It gives it a finished look.
A trick for fondant is to make sure to use confectioners sugar if it gets too sticky and when you’re trying to change the color of the fondant and working the color throughout use vegetable shortening on your hands to keep it from sticking to you.
Once the fondant was colored a perfect pink I used a medium size circle fondant cutter and then pressed the teddy bear embosser into the fondant.  The embosser came in a set of four and they were all teddy bears.
How cute is she with her little bow around her neck?
Once these are dry you will glue them onto the white scalloped pieces with egg whites.  Simply use a paint brush and brush the egg white onto the back of the pink and press down slightly.
Allow these to dry before placing them onto the cupcakes.
In the meantime, frost the cupcakes.  We used the 1M tip to make the rose shape using butter cream frosting.  You’ll need to make sure the your frosting covers the edge so that when the topper sits on top you see frosting, not cupcake.
Place the topper on top.  Notice how you see the frosting.  Some of the cupcakes in the picture above had frosting added once we realized that you would see the cake part if there wasn’t enough frosting.
I use Wilton’s butter cream icing recipe, but I use almond extract rather than vanilla extract.  I think it gives it a unique flavor.
Teddy bear fondant cupcake topper on butter cream iced cupcakes.
Notice the polka dot tablecloth?  It’s actually not a tablecloth.  I bought a 2 yard piece of fabric and centered it over the tablecloth to give it a little something more.  It worked perfectly with our theme!

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    Comments

  • Kimberly @ See Sew and Seedlings


    What a great idea! They turned out so cute 🙂

  • Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista


    Super cute! I've yet to start working with fondant, but you make it look easy!

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

  • Amy - while wearing heels


    BRILLIANT. Your cupcakes look great, I would never have guessed they were as easy to make as you described.

  • Cari and Cortnee @ Two Sasters


    Adorable! I have worked with fondant a few times but only on cakes…what a great idea for a cupcake too!! Love it!

  • Nicola


    So cute!

  • Anita Stafford


    These cupcakes are just adorable, great job!

  • Mindie Hilton


    Such precious cupcakes!

  • Coleen McCrea Katz


    Really cute and so easy!

  • Steph @ Crafting in the Rain


    Darling!

  • Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon


    Impressive and precious! Thank you for sharing these!

    Bonnie @ Uncommon

  • MiaB


    It's too cute and looks yummy too 🙂 Thanks for sharing this as well.

  • 4 Sisters @ bringingbeauty.blogspot.com


    These are great! Thanks for sharing with Bringing Beauty!

  • Carrie Pasfield


    Hi! I'm popping in from Design Dazzle. Thanks for sharing these super cute cupcakes.

  • Deana


    How sweet…Thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks…..hope to see you again tonight and have a wonderful weekend:)

  • rizo


    LOVE that you're doing this! What a great idea.
    these are ridiculously adorable!!
    teddy bears

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