How to Put Fondant on Cupcakes | Cake Decorating

How to Put Fondant on Cupcakes | Cake Decorating


Hi, I’m Katie and today I’m going to show
you how to put a layer of fondant over your cupcakes. So I’m starting with a few different colors
of fondant, and you can find those in specialty stores, or you can order them online which
is always a good way to do it. But all I do is . . . you want to make sure
your fondant is really sealed in airtight container at all times. If it sits out for too long it’ll dry out
and get very crusty. So if that happens it’s really no good, because
it’ll just start cracking. But if it’s nice and fresh all you have to
do is pop it out. I dust my countertop just with either a little
confectioner’s sugar or corn starch is great. I’m just using my sifter, and all I’m going
to do is lightly just knead the fondant like I would with bread dough or anything like
that, like if I was giving the fondant a massage–same process. Just knead it; you can see I’m using the heel
of my hand and just pulling it towards me and pushing away. The same thing. We do that for a couple of colors, just make
sure they’re ready to go. I have purple, green, and yellow; but obviously
any color you like for any occasion. And the only thing I’m going to do before
I start rolling out my fondant is just prepare my cupcakes. So I have a little bit of butter cream, or
you can use any type of frosting, really. But just take a little bit either with a spatula
or a piping bag and just to give the fondant something to stick to. So here’s just a little dollop right in the
middle. You don’t want to go too far out or it’s just
going to make a big mess–just a little something. And who wants to eat just plain fondant without
frosting? If I was using a piping bag I would just go
in and just a little dollop. So we’re ready. So again, a little confectioner’s sugar or
corn starch in your sifter; just lightly dust the top and either this is my nice crunch
rolling pin. You can use the kind with the handles. I’m just going to roll it out like I would
with any pie dough or anything like that, constantly moving it so it’s not sticking
to my surface. It’s really funny; you’ve got to put a little
muscle into it. I want it to be really nice and thin; nothing
is worse than a big thick bite of fondant on top of a lovely light little cupcake. So I try to go as thin as possible. And then when I get to the point where I’m
happy with it, which I’m almost there, I’m just going to brush off any additional. And I have a yellow one also that’s kind of
ready to go. What I would do is either take a circle cutter,
or you can use a fluted cutter–anything that will give you that same approximate shape
of your cupcake. If you don’t have a cutter on hand a nice
metal cup measure; this is a third of a cup, or kind of a standard sized homemade cupcake. The ones you buy in the store I think are
like an actual cup. But for these I’m just going to press down
and you can see I get a perfect circle. So once you have that all you have to do is
press on. The frosting should just come out to the edge. And that’s it; I’ll do one more. And from here once you have your fondant on
your cupcakes you could decorate it however you like with candy, with piping; you could
pipe names or words, shapes, anything you like. And that’s how you put fondant on a cupcake.

36 thoughts on “How to Put Fondant on Cupcakes | Cake Decorating

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  2. That's not how to put fondant on. You literally cut out a circle and stuck it to the top of the cup cake. Doesn't look professional at all

  3. Omg.. You doing it so wrong! And how long of a video just to show you how to add fondant! Who don't know how to roll and cut fondant! Lol..

  4. The fondant circles were too small and you didn't even pat them down, they just stuck up on the top of the cupcakes. 😱

  5. two minutes into the video and i start reading comments. 🙁 so i jumped to the finish and yeah, looked like something I would do. maybe she and I could learn together from another professional video.

  6. wasted 3 Minutes and 48 seconds of my very valuable time :/ BUT the title does say How to PUT fondant on cupcakes, instead how to COVER cupcakes with Fondant, which is what most were expecting.

  7. I've seen some bad tutorials on Youtube but this video tops them all… I don't even know what I saw but what I do know is it was a waste of my time!

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