Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tuesday Toppers: Holly and berry cupcakes

holly and berry cupcake

I know it may seem a bit early for a Christmas topper (although I admit I've already listened to Christmas music and watched some Christmas movies with the family. I LOVE CHRISTMAS :), but this is going to be the last topper for the rest of the year. Right about now life gets very hectic for me. With making Christmas present, baking, sewing for clients, and everything else that comes with the holidays I'm going to take a short break from the toppers. I won't by any means be gone. I have my gingerbread house that I plan on posting pictures and tips, and of course the cookies and candy will have pictures and recipes! Gingerbread cookies, sugar cookies, mexican wedding rings, fudge, and so much more. After all of the madness subsides, I'll get right back to doing toppers.

Now on to the holly and berry topper, here is what you will need to make one:


-Fondant smoother
-Leaf veining tool
-Metal piping tip (any will do)
-Green and yellow fondant


-For the berries, make 3 small balls out of the red.


-For the leaves, divide a 1" ball of fondant into 2 pieces. Roll into logs and taper both ends.


-Flatten with a fondant smoother


-Take the piping tip and make cutouts all the way around. Two at each tip and 1 or 2 on each side in the middle.



-Using the small end of the leaf veiner make a line down the center and 3 veins on each side.

Holly and Berry Topper

These would make great decorations for a cake too!

See you all soon! Happy Tuesday!


  1. These are adorable for the holidays!

  2. Che genialata la tecnica che hai usato per le foglie!!!Sei troppo brava.Ciao,Roby

  3. As always great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Thanks so much for a great year of toppers! I'm really looking forward to next year. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful idea's.Happy Holidays to you and your family. God bless.

  6. Great tutorial!
    Don't hesitate to post all of your christmas projects!
    Thanks you!

  7. Thank you. Happy holidays to you and your family. Will def miss your tuesday toppers but looking forward to your Christmas adventures. Take care.


  8. Great tutorial! Thanks for share! I'll make these!

  9. Thank for another cute topper. Your tutorials are so great. Looking forward to seeing your Christmas posts.

  10. Please stop over at Mimi's Kitchen I have something for you.

  11. So Cute!

    We are hosting a little giveaway on our blog over the holiday weekend. It's a copy of "Cookie Craft: From Baking to Luster Dust, Designs and Techniques for Creative Cookie Occasions" by Valerie Peterson and Janice Fryer. I thought your baking-loving readers might be interested! Thanks! Jacinda from Prudent Baby.

  12. You make such great colors which coloring do you use?

  13. i'm glad i found your site, you make everyhting look so easy to make and delicious, wel done! cheers from london

  14. I hope everything is ok with you and your family and that you are all over the flu. You are missed ::-)

  15. I love your toppers!
    what icing do you use under them [on top of your cupcakes] and how do you make it??

  16. I love your blog! How in the world do you get your cake to keep form underneath fondant? Mine always loses shape and looks strange!

  17. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Here's wishing you a great year ahead!!

    Cheers!!!! :)

  18. you've probably been told this millions of times but you should write a book! your tutorials are always clear and easy to follow and your toppers are so awesomely cute! :)

  19. Are you ever coming back? =(

  20. I am in awe of your awesomeness! Hope to see you back! Your tutorials are the best I have seen!


  21. Great tutorial! Thanks for share! I'll make these!

    Work from home India

  22. I hope that everything is OK, your readers really miss you!! Please let us know that everything is OK or not :-(

  23. another of ur fans is checking to see if u're back or not. hope everything is ok with u ^^"

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  25. All your cupcake toppers are out of this world! You are truly talented. How do you get the vibrant red for your fondant? I find that it's quite hard to get that intense red.

  26. Very cute. I love berries so much. I wish I can try your berry topper. Thanks !

  27. You are great.. Thanks for sharing out stunning work...

  28. It's not even holiday but I do really felt the spirit of it when I see your wonderful creations! Sweets truly brings joy to children and adults alike :D

  29. Your design is great. It's something seasonal.