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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday Toppers: Frankie Cupcake

Tuesday Toppers: Frankie Cupcake

This week is the final topper in my Halloween collection. I just adore Halloween, which made doing these toppers that much more fun! I had plans to make another Halloween cake this year, but sadly I don't think i'm going to have time. I've been busy sewing up a storm making Halloween costumes for my two girls and their friend. My oldest and her friend are going as Dorothy and Glenda the good witch and my 3 yr old is going as the wicked witch of the west. Which unfortunately, at times, can be very fitting ;) .

Now for the frankie topper. Its a funny story how he came about. These cupcakes are the ones I made last year for halloween, but i had intended to only do witches hats. Unfortunately my youngest is what I like to call a fondant monster, lol. If you put fondant within her reach, expect for it to not be there too long. As you can guess that is what I did with the witches hats and of course she ate one! So at the last minute I was faced with no more purple fondant and an empty cupcake. So Frankie was born and the little guy that got him I think was happier to have Frankie than a hat! I think it turned into a happy little accident and here's what you will need to make him:


-Fondant smoother
-Ball tool
-Green, black, and white fondant


-Take a 1" ball of fondant and flatten sligtly.


-Gently push one side down.


-Finish squaring off the corners with your index finger and thumb.


-Take the small end of the ball too and make two indents for the eyes.



-For the mouth, take the small end again and make a long indent and smooth it out with the tool.


-Take some more green fondant and make 3 small balls for the nose and ears.


-form one ball into a small pyramid and attach with a small amount of water.


-Using the small end of the ball tool make two holes in the sides of his head.


-With the other two balls roll into a tear drop shape with your fingers.


-Take the ball tool and make and indent at the bigger end.


-Insert the ears into the bottom holes. Take two small balls of white and two even smaller balls of black and place in the eye indents with a touch of water.


-Take the rest of the black and make a thin rope. Cut into 8 pieces for the hair and 2 pieces for the head plugs.


-Insert two of the black pieces into the top opening. Take the knife and make a scar on his forehead and don't forget the stitching marks!

frankie topper

-For the hair take the black pieces and taper one end. Attach to the head with a small amount of water or gum paste glue.

Hope everyone has a spooktacular Halloween!
Happy Tuesday!


  1. This is so much fun! fantastic topper!

  2. I love Tuesdays, you make my week! Thank you for sharing Frankie!

  3. Perfect! I have some cuppies and cookies to do and this will be a perfect addition. I've already managed cats, bats, hats, ghosts and pumpkins, a perfect addition! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thank you, your toppers are wonderful & so are you for sharing with us.

  5. Thank you so much,
    I always look forward to your tuesday toppers.. something to look forward to everyweek:) Thank you so..much.

  6. Thanks for the step-by-step tutorial. It looks so good.

  7. Hi. Thanks very much for sharing this tutorial. I'm going to make cupcakes probably on Friday and this will be very nice addition. I'm sure that my little nephew will like them a lot. Great idea, thanks.

    Take care,

  8. These are really amazing! As a fondant noob I have a very basic question: can you tint the roll out fondant or do I need to buy the fondant mix and tint it? I have no idea which kind to buy, thanks

  9. That is sooo adorable. I love Frankenstein! Thanks for posting.

  10. oh my god! i cant believe my luck when i found u at Flickr, u're literally a god sent~~ love ur blog, keep it going!!! =)