Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mardi Gras- Tuesday Toppers



In this weeks installment of Tuesday Toppers, i'm paying tribute to Mardi Gras and showing you how to make a traditional Mardi Gras mask. I just love the vibrant yellow, green, and purple color combination and you can dress the mask up as little or as much as you want.


Here's what you need to make one:



-Fondant smoother

-Drinking straw

-Scissors

-Purple fondant (the picture shows it as more of a blue, but it's really purple)

-Yellow fondant

-Green fondant



-Take a ball approx. 1" in diameter and flatten it with fondant smoother.




-Pinch the center with index and thumb and then flatten again with fondant smoother.

-With index finger and thumb pinch sides forming the point of the mask.



-Using the drinking straw form the indent more.

-Punch out two holes for eyes.
-Shape sides of mask into more of a point.




-For feathers, flatten small balls of green and yellow fondant and cut in half with scissors.

-With fingers move the points into center.




-Take scissors and lightly snip marks up each side.

-Let air dry for about 15 minutes and then attatch to mask with water.

I also painted some detail on after this with some gold luster dust and alcohol and used a fondant rope for the stick.

Now its time to PARTY!!



6 comments:

  1. Hi,
    Loved these cupcakes and also blogged about them and had your blog url as well. You are so creative and happy Fat Tuesday! :D

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  2. Hi Julie,

    Thanks for dropping by our blog. So sorry that we left out the crediting part, but we have already linked you up.
    Love your cupcakes and thanks for sharing on how to make them.

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  3. Adorable, just a great idea for cupcake toppers!

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  4. Hi Julie love your blog. Just a quick question, when you paint with gold dust and alcohol, do you mix them both together?or dip the brush in vodka then the dust?
    Thanks Sam

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  5. thanks everyone! Sam - when I paint with the gold dust I use a dropper and just drop a few drops of the vodka near the dust and slightly mix them as I need them, if that makes sense. but i think dipping it in the alcohol and then some of the dust would work out good too.

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  6. COULD YOU MAKE A TOPPER FOR A NEW HOUSE, MY NEPHEW AND HIS WIFE JUST FINISHED BUILDING A NEW HOME AND I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE SOMETHING FOR THEM, PARTY IS THE BEGINNING OF SEPT 09
    THANKS A MILLION IN ADVANCE
    JUDY

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