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Greetings Earthlings Cupcakes

Stage a splashy invasion! Turn marshmallows into a fleet of Martian-driven spaceships and shape a celestial galaxy using our Fondant Cutters Star Cut-Outs and yellow-tinted fondant.


Difficulty: Easy


Step 1

In advance, make stars. Tint fondant yellow and use small and medium star Cut-Outs™ to cut 11 medium stars and 22 small stars. Brush with water and sprinkle with yellow Cake Sparkles™; let dry.

Step 2

Bake and cool 23 cupcakes; 11 in white baking cups, 12 in silver foil baking cups. Ice bottom of 12 marshmallows and position on top of cupcakes with foil baking cups.

Step 3

Cover marshmallows with tip 12 vertical lines to fill in top; round and smooth with spatula and flatten with finger dipped in cornstarch.

Step 4

Pipe tip 2A gray ring around iced marshmallow. Use spatula to ice remaining top of cupcake and smooth to a beveled edge. Position mini candy-coated chocolates.

Step 5

Pipe tip 6 Martian face and pull-out ears (smooth with finger dipped in corn starch). Pipe tip 1 dot eyes and outline mouth.

Step 6

Cut 1/2 in. off end of lollipop stick and insert into cupcake top; attach candy-coated chocolate on top.

Step 7

Ice cupcakes in white baking cups with chocolate icing; position 1 medium and 2 small fondant stars on each cupcake.

Step 8

Position all cupcakes on stand.