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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesday Toppers: Father's Day Cupcakes

With Father's Day fast approaching I sat down to make some toppers just for the dads out there. Luckily i've been blessed to have one of the greatest dads on the planet! I love you daddy! (no i'm not sucking up, what are you talking about :D) I've also been blessed to have an amazing hubby who is also an amazing father to our two little sweeties. Love you babe! So I picked some of their favorite things and made these just for them. This week i'm going to show you how to make the little hammer and here's what you'll need to make one:


-Fondant smoother
-Paint brush and water
-Leaf veiner
-Brown and gray fondant


- Take brown ball of fondant and roll into a log.


-Taper at one end.


-For hammer top, take larger ball of gray.


-And roll into a log.


-Flatten one end with your finger.


-Take a knife and cut a slit into flattened end.



-To make the head of the hammer take the smaller ball and flatten it with the fondant smoother.



- Take Leaf veiner and make a hole for the handle to go into (don't go all the way through).


-With a small amount of water attatch the two pieces of the top together.


-Now apply a small amount of water into hole and insert base.


It's hammer time!!


Happy Tuesday everyone!!


  1. awww thats so cute! lol I love it! :)

  2. Your cupcakes are perfectly masculine!!!
    Well done.... they are perfect!!!!

  3. Great job, thanks for sharing!

  4. Thanks for the Father's day idea's. I can't wait to get started. I just had one question what tip do you use to frost your cupcakes? Mine never turn out well, so maybe I am using the wrong tip? Help! Thanks a million.

  5. oh how cute! I was just searching for father s day cupcakes :)

  6. Great, you make it look so simple, thank you!!!

  7. Hey Julie as usual great job. Well I have done my traditional "trying out the Tuesday Topper and have posted it. So you can see what a great instructor you are. I tell you though I get all tense when reading your tutorial. I feel like I am back in school cramming for finals lol. Wanting to make sure I have done a good enough job. Well can't wait for next week.

  8. Thank you for the wonderful tutorials!! :D I am your biggest fan in Brunei! :D Could you please please pleaaaase write a post on fondant for beginners and the tools necessary?

    Thank you!

    XXX Pip

  9. Thanks so much for this! And I second the comment about a post for fondant beginners. I'd love to see something like that!

  10. thanks so much everyone! seeing all of this wonderful feedback is why i continue to do it!!!

    Michelle-i use tip #1M

    Mara- you always do a fantastic job and get an A+ from me :D!

    Anonymous and Avanika- thats a great idea once i get a chance i'll put a post together.

  11. Hi Julie :D

    May I ask? How long does a finished fondant last? And how do you store it?

    Thank you!

  12. So creative! Just LOVE these! I posted a link to this post on my blog in honor of Father's Day.

  13. Fifi- for finished items I would give them about a week in a NONE air-tight container (very important or you'll have sticky soft figures or toppers) like a cake box. I store my unused fondant wrapped in plastic wrap and then in a ziplock bag in the frigde for up to a month. HTH :D
    Bundle2baby- thank you! i'll have to come check it out!

  14. Haha! I love it~ Who knew something so girly can be turned into a tough cookie... err, I mean cupcake. :D Thanks for sharing!

  15. Wow! Those are amazing. Thank you so much for posting your tutorial, I will be trying these this year!