Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tuesday Toppers: Lighthouse Cupcakes

Tuesday Toppers: Lighthouse Cupcakes

I'm happy to report that we were able to fix the computer without too much pain ;D. And I was able to pull these cupcakes that I made for my mother-in-laws birthday out of my cupcake vault. She is a huge fan of lighthouses so these were the obvious choice for her! Today I am going to show you the basics of the lighthouses, but as you can see there are quite a few possibilities on how you can decorate them. Here's what you will need to make them:

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-Rolling pin
-Fondant smoother
-Knife
-Paint brush
-White, black, and red fondant

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-Take the white fondant and roll into a log.

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-With the fondant smoother make one end smaller than the other

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-take a small ball of red and flatten just slightly to form a fat disc.

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-take a larger ball of black and do the same.

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-For the top of the lighthouse take a ball of the black about the same size as the last piece and roll into a ball.

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-With your fingers make a cone/pyramid shape.

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-For the stripes, roll out the remaining black fondant very thinly and cut into 1/8" strips.

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-Take the strips and decorate the white base as desired. Then attach the disc to the base, then the red, and finally the top cone.

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-You can now beacon everyone to your cupcakes :D
Happy Tuesday, oops I mean, Wednesday Everyone!

24 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing - glad your computer is up and working ;)

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  2. these are adorable! love the stripes on the lighthouse.

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  3. Yay! you are back! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. What do you use to cut your strips with? Thanks!

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  5. You do such a beautiful work! I've been following your blog for a while now, and I always enjoy looking at your tutorials. I do have a question, though, if you have time to answer it-- how do you color your fondant with such beautiful, brilliant colors? What type of food coloring do you use?

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  6. So cute, I love these designs! If you're anything like me, you buy the dyed fondant, esp the red! I do dye my homemade chocolate fondant to make black though...

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  7. SO NICE!
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  8. I love these! The whole set of them in the photo are absolutely precious.

    I have been following your blog for a while now, I even have it on my blogroll :)

    If you have time, please view my blog...I am new to food blogging and would appreciate any advice
    http://konichiwakupcakes.blogspot.com/

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  9. Super big fan of yours!!! This just might be my favorite topper yet!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  10. Amazing...you make the most awesome cupcakes and your tutorials are wonderful...thanks for the inspiration...LOVE these!

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  11. Hurray the computer is fixed! That's a really good looking lighthouse! Thanks for teaching us how to make one! Great post, as always! :D

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  12. These are just wonderful - great job!

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  13. I really must compliment you on your toppers - I would never consider doing something like this if you didn't show just how simple it can be to do!
    Much appreciated, and impressed weekly!!!
    Thanks!

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  14. Ah! Another adorable topper! Thank you so much for the tutorials, they are much appreciated!

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  15. I happen to know a lighthouse nut, this may come in handy in the future. Thank you!

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  16. Thanks so much for your wonderful tutorials, I have linked your blog...

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  17. hi, i've been following your site since louise of cake journal mention you in her site. would it be possible if you can share your buttercream recipe? i like the way it looks, very smooth and looks delicious.by the way,i tried your marshmallow fondant and love it, it even taste great!

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  18. Tooooooooooooo CUUUUUUUUUUTE! THANKS!

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  19. I've been following your blog for a while now and your toppers are always awesome, but this ones with a sea breeze for me are the BEST ones! Thanks for sharing

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