Using embossed fondant on decorated cupcakes is yet another way to bring out the stylish side of your yummy treats. This technique is extremely easy and very user friendly…a perfect project even for kids!
The first step in making this type of embellishment is to find the perfect stamping device. You can buy any type of stamp/embossing tool that you like, but just make sure the the design is clear and deep, otherwise the image won’t appear as nicely. I found some really great clear stamps at Target. The brand name is Autumn Leaves and this is their new Clear Stamp Set. You can find them online too at Scrapbook.com. I bought one of their swirly whirly designs for these cupcakes, but here is a photo of another one of their adorable stamp sets just so you can see what they look like.
Once you have your stamps, you need to get out your fondant and knead it for a while until it is nice and smooth. You can color your fondant too, but I would recommend coloring it the night before if you want a specific color, since the shades tend to change over night. Roll out your fondant to about 1/8″-1/4″. If your fondant is sticking then lightly dust the surface and the fondant with cornstarch. Once you have the desired thickness, start pushing your stamps into the fondant to create the design you want. Then cut out the shape you want with a cookie cutter. You can do this beforehand and let them dry if you prefer (just not the circle shape that is suppose to cover the whole cupcake).
Once you have your shapes cut out you can decorate you cupcake in whatever way you heart leads you to. To add shimmer/sparkle to your fondant you can brush Luster Dust onto the fondant with a small painting brush. Here are a few designs that I did. Again, if you have any questions please feel free to ask!
Oh, here is one way you can package them too. I used the clear boxes from Garnish and just added some M&M’s on the bottom and a pretty bow and you have yourself a delightful little gift.