The newest addition to the family tree deserves a sweet welcome! With this Family Tree Cupcake Display, you can welcome new baby to the family with open branches. Use the Nature Fondant and Gum Paste Mold to create an amazing 3D tree, complete with colorful birds, flowers and leaves. A brilliant centerpiece to any baby shower or birthday party, this Family Tree Cupcake Display can hold up to 13 standard-sized cupcakes.
Knead 1 oz. gum paste
into 3 oz. chocolate fondant. Use nature
fondant and gum paste mold to make 35 to
40 assorted branches. Let dry 48 hours on
parchment paper-covered boards.
Prepare and tint fondant. Knead 4 oz.
gum paste into 6 oz. white fondant. Tint 2
oz. each light royal blue, light rose, light kelly
green; 1 oz. each lemon yellow/golden yellow
combination (for yellow) and violet/rose
combination (for violet). Reserve 2oz. white.
Make carriage. Use 9 in. fondant roller
with purple guide rings to roll out a portion
of rose fondant 1/8 in. thick. Use lace roller
with pattern embosser to imprint design.
Use largest circle cutter (3 5/8 in.) from 101
cookie cutters set to cut a circle for carriage.
Use knife to cut opening, 1 1/2 in. wide x 1 3/4 in.
high. Let dry 24 hours on parchment papercovered
Melt white Candy Melts candy according
to package directions. Use melted candy
to attach lollipop stick to back; leave 1 1/2 in.
extended at bottom to insert into cupcake.
Let set, 3 to 5 minutes.
Make trims.Use rose, yellow and violet
fondant and nature mold to make 22 small
and 27 medium flowers. Use green fondant
and mold to make 22 small and 22 medium
leaves. Use blue fondant and mold to make
five sitting and five flying birds.
Let trims dry 24 hours on parchment paper-covered
boards. Use melted candy to attach
one white Sugar Pearl to each flower center.
1 DAY IN ADVANCE
Bake and cool 13 cupcakes. Prepare
buttercream icing following recipe directions.
Tint kelly green. Use spatula to ice smooth.
DAY OF CELEBRATION
Position cupcakes and trims. Position
in 13-ct. dessert stand. Insert branches
randomly in all cupcakes except top cupcake.
Insert carriage in top cupcake. Use melted
light cocoa candy in cut parchment bag to
attach flowers, leaves and all but two birds
(one sitting, one fl ying) to branches. Use
melted white candy to attach remaining
birds to carriage. Let set.