Turn your treats on their side to decorate this sweet squid. He has plenty of fondant arms and an adorable expression to hold everyone?s attention. Use our Candy Eyeballs to make him quick, easy and cute!
Make cupcakes. Prepare cupcake batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool cupcakes. Prepare buttercream icing. Tint portions violet, light violet and black.
Use spatula and violet icing to ice top of cupcakes smooth. Position candy eyeballs.
Decorate features. Use tip 3 and black icing to pipe dot mouth on cupcake top; flatten and smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Use tip 3 and light violet icing to pipe dot spots; flatten and smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch.
Make arms. Tint fondant violet; divide into six portions, 1/4 oz. each. Roll logs, 3/8 in. dia. x 3 1/2 in. long for each arm.
Assemble cupcakes. Shape arms into curls and position on cake circle. Position cupcake on its side, over arms.
Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.