How to Decorate Cupcakes with Sugar Decorations (Edible Molded Recipe)
How to Decorate Cupcakes with Sugar Decorations (Edible Molded Recipe)
Dec 24, 2010
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Category: Food & Beverage
Classroom: Fondant Decorating Ideas, Birthday Cake Decoration Kits And Flowers

Making cute, adorable, and edible decorations for birthday cakes, wedding cakes or even cupcakes is a fun thing to do. You can make sugar decorations such as flowers, birds, trees and many shapes that will make your cake or cupcakes look good and tastier. Sugar paste that is also known as gum paste is absolutely edible and can also molded as decorations. Good thing! You don’t have to buy from a baking shop just to grab some of these sugar pastes; you can make them at home and save money.

Things to be used:

Sugar dough

Cookie cutters

Icing sugar


Sugar paste


Food coloring

Sharp knife

Decorating powder

Confectioner’s sugar

Here’s a quick step in making rolled Fondant

Step 1:

Mix 1 cup of vegetable shortening and a cup of corn syrup in a big bowl with the use of a electric mixer.

Step 2:

Blend 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and half teaspoon of salt (regular salt will do).

Step 3:

Continuously mix 2 pounds of confectioner’s sugar. Do it until dough become stiff. Massage it with the use of your hands or using an electric mixer. You can also use dough hooks.

Step 4:

If the dough gets sticky, put confectioner’s sugar and massage it until it smoothens.

Step 5:

Use an airtight container. This is better than storing it in the refrigerator or at the room temperature.

Where to get cookie decorating materials:

Grocery store - you can find the basic things that you will need just by visiting a grocery store. Candy sprinkles, powdered sugar, and colorful candies and many more are always present in grocery stores.

Craft stores - many of the craft stores have a so called baking department and that will help you to have an option in decorating.

Cake decorating stores - as said in the name, this shop almost have all the stuffs that you need in decorating.

Last option is the ever present online stores. Just keep in mind to plan ahead so that what you will purchase from them will be necessary for your cake decorating. A sample site is In this site, it is so certain for you to find what you want for cake decorating.


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