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Lofty Purpose Cupcake Tower


Makes: Cake serves 12; each cupcake serves 1.

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Step 1

2 days in advance: Make star toppers. Trace largest flower Cut-Out on paper and enlarge at 200% for large cupcake topper. Flatten a cupcake wrap and attach to sheet of paper. Enlarge at 200% for large cupcake topper.

Step 2

Tint 24 oz. fondant royal blue. Add 1 tablespoon Gum-Tex. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Use knife and flower pattern to cut large topper. Place on parchment-covered board. Use royal icing and tip 10 to pipe star; use tip 6 to pipe center monogram.

Step 3

Use largest flower Cut-Out to cut 65 standard star toppers. Place on parchment-covered boards. Use royal icing and tip 4 to pipe stars; use tip 2 to pipe center monogram. Let dry 24 hours.

Step 4

Paint all stars and monograms with gold Pearl Dust/lemon extract mixture. Let dry 24 hours.

Step 5

Bake and cool large cupcake and 65 standard cupcakes using blue baking cups. Tint 16 oz. fondant navy to match baking cups. Prepare and cover bottom of large cupcake with navy fondant. Spatula ice top of large cupcake with buttercream icing; cover cupcake tops with a tip 1A icing swirl.

Step 6

Roll out gum paste 1/8 in. thick. Use wrap pattern to cut out large cupcake wrap; attach around cake using tip 6 dots of icing. Position all toppers, supporting as needed with dots of icing. Position on stand.

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Royal Blue Icing Color

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Violet Icing Color

Violet Icing Color ((Combine Royal Blue with Violet for navy shade shown (large cupcake base)))

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Standard muffin pan

Standard muffin pan

Cooling Grid

Cooling Grid

Towering Tiers Cake Stand

Towering Tiers Cake Stand

Assorted Primary Colors Baking Cups

3 packages Assorted Primary Colors Baking Cups

Cake Boards

Cake Boards

Your homemade cupcakes will be even more tempting when you add a pretty peak of icing on top! We used tip 2A here, but any large round tip will work.

Use food-safe Wilton Pearl Dust and Color Dust to brush or paint hints of contrasting color on your decorations.

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