Exotic zebra stripes surround our unique cupcake topped with fondant flowers. The combination of Wilton Zebra ColorCups Standard Baking Cups and Zebra Sugar Sheets! edible decorating paper makes it easy.
Make flowers and leaves one day in advance. To make 12 treats, tint fondant as follows: 2 1/4 oz. rose, 1 1/4 oz. blue, 1 1/4 oz. green and 1/2 oz. orange. Use fondant roller and pink guide rings to roll all fondant colors, separately, 1/16 in. thick, except for orange fondant (keep covered until needed.)
Use large flower Cut-Out and rose fondant to cut one flower and medium Cut-Out and blue fondant to cut another flower. Place flowers on cornstarch-dusted 2.5 in. dia. flower forming cups.
For flower centers, use orange fondant to roll 3/8 in. ball for large flower and 1/4 in. ball for small flower; flatten slightly. Use damp brush to attach to center of flowers. Let dry overnight.
For fondant leaves, use smallest leaf Cut-out and green fondant to cut four leaves for each treat. Place leaves on thinnest shaping foam from set and use narrow end of veining tool from set to score vein lines. Curve slightly. Let dry on cornstarch-covered cake board.
Make cupcakes. Prepare cupcake batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool cupcakes. Prepare buttercream icing. Use spatula to ice cupcakes smooth.
Assemble cupcake top. Use black edible color marker and smallest circle metal cutter to trace on shiny side of zebra edible decorating paper. Use scissors to cut out circle and position on cupcake. Use cut parchment bag and icing to attach flowers and leaves.
Make Sugar Sheets! decorations personal?draw designs and mark messages in cool colors with FoodWriter® Edible Color Markers. FoodWriter markers are also great for tracing shapes on your Sugar Sheets! pieces, which helps make cutting precisely a breeze.
Add dimension to blossom cut-outs using a few simple steps to create beautiful, lifelike flowers. While this technique can be used for fondant alone, you will get a more noticeable cupped look by adding Gum-Tex to fondant before rolling out.
To create a variety of curved shapes, use both sides of Flower Formers to dry leaves. You can also add a colorful flair to leaves by brushing them with a mix of clear vanilla and icing color or use pearl dust and brush color onto leaves.