I recently shared the Teddy Bear Baby Shower that we threw for my sister-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!