Embossed Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

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!  

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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.

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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).  

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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!

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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.

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13 Responses to “Embossed Valentine’s Day Cupcakes”

  1. Fae says:

    Thanks for the tip on the clear boxes filled with M&M’s; I am going to give it a try.

  2. Tricia Glasgow says:

    Thank you for such detailed instructions and the pictures are so helpful. Do you make your own fondant or do you buy it?

  3. admin says:

    Hi Tricia,
    I have tried using homemade and store bought fondant and prefer quality store fondant over homemade. I prefer using Satin Ice Fondant and I have also heard that Fondex Fondant is great as well. The consistency is better for me and it is always consistent quality. Hope that helps!

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  6. Yaneri says:

    OMGosh!! These are literally to dye for! The look so so yummy. I would hate to eat. They’re so pretty in its container!

  7. Miriam Thompson says:

    This is the best blog I have read, the few things I read about were so helpful. I can’t thank you enough for informing us readers.

  8. Wow, being the artist of these stamps….
    I”M SO IMPRESSED!!!!!

    *and* how creative is this??? I love it.. .a NEW way to use my acrylic stamps! wow…
    :)
    Rhonna

  9. Dawn says:

    Where can you get Luster Dust from?

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  11. Tiffany says:

    What an amazing idea! I am a scrapbooker who has recently started with cake decorating…I’m going to have to raid my stash of stamps next time I use fondant!

  12. Martha says:

    beautiful!, thank you for you tip

  13. Bake Bliss says:

    Thank you for sharing the information I have been looking for. Its so useful and easy to understand esp with those pictures you included.

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