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Plumaged Peacock Cupcake


You?ll be proud as a peacock to serve this spectacular treat! Create the breathtaking jewel-tone colors on these cupcakes by tinting White Ready-To-Use Rolled Fondant with our Icing Colors.
Makes: Each cupcake serves 1
Skill Level: Medium

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Step 1

Make fondant peacock cut outs two days in advance. For tail, tint 1 oz. fondant green. Knead 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex into fondant. Use fondant roller and pink guide rings to roll out green fondant 1/16 in. thick. Use knife and pattern to cut tail.

For head and wings, tint 1/2 oz. of fondant teal. Knead in 1/8 teaspoon of Gum-Tex. Use fondant roller and pink guide rings to roll out teal fondant 1/16 in. thick. Use knife and pattern to cut head and wings (cut two wings; reverse one for left side).

Let all cut outs dry overnight on cornstarch-dusted surface.

Step 2

Make head and feather details one day in advance. Prepare royal icing. Tint portions black, violet, dark blue. Reserve some white.

For head feathers, place parchment paper over head pattern and fondant head over parchment paper. Use tip 2 and black icing to pipe feathers. Let dry. Use tip 2 and white icing to pipe in beak and whites of eye; pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Use tip 2 and black icing to pipe dot pupil. Let dry.

For tail feathers, use tip 2 and violet icing to pipe spine of feathers and background eye areas. Use tip 1 and dark blue icing to fill in eyes. Use tip 1 and violet icing to pipe branch lines on feathers. Use tip 1 and white royal icing to outline blue areas of eyes. Let dry.

Step 3

Make cupcakes. Prepare cupcake batter following recipe. Bake and cool cupcakes. Prepare buttercream icing. Tint teal. Use spatula to ice top of cupcakes smooth. Insert head and tail; position wings.

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Leaf Green Icing Color

Leaf Green Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Lemon Yellow Icing Color ((Combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for green shown))

Gum-Tex?

Gum-Tex?

Teal Icing Color

Teal Icing Color

Royal Blue Icing Color

Royal Blue Icing Color ((Combine Teal with Royal Blue for dark blue shown))

cornstarch

cornstarch

Meringue Powder

Meringue Powder

royal icings

royal icings

Black Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Violet Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Rose Icing Color ((Combine Violet with Rose for violet shown)

Favorite cupcake mix or recipe

Favorite cupcake mix or recipe

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9 in. Fondant Roller ((pink guide rings used))

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Paring Knife

Paring Knife

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

12 in. Disposable Decorating Bags

Assorted Jewel Baking Cups

Assorted Jewel Baking Cups

Standard muffin pan

Standard muffin pan

Your pretty icing accents will really stand out when you add a colorful treat topping. Be sure to add the sprinkles or sugar immediately after piping so they will stick.

Pipe dots for flower centers, faces, figure piping and border effects. When making large dots, lift the tip as you squeeze to allow icing to fill out completely.

A simple way to add color and visual interest to a cake. Cutouts are fondant shapes that can be made in a variety of sizes and colors.

Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.

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