I always begin Christmas baking in late November but always starting with fondant and gum paste decorations so that I’ll always have ample time to dry and store my pretty toppers just in time for December gifts. There are few things more magical to me at Christmas (besides celebrating the birth of Jesus) than kicking off Christmas Holiday baking with a batch of sweet cookies followed by cupcakes and mini cakes in early December for friends and loved ones.
The beauty of being a crafter means I get to combine my love for scrapbooking and paper crafts with my baking decoration obsessions. I make it a point to separate the stamps I use for crafting from the ones I use in the kitchen for making edible decorations. Purely out of hygiene and for easy organisation at the busiest time of the year!
Theme for 2014 Christmas Fondant Cupcake Decorations
This Christmas I’m inspired by vintage pastels (my favourite is the light shade of duck-egg blue…just that subtle hint of my love of Tiffany & Co.) combined with just a sprinkling of the traditional green-white-red of the season. I’ve used the themes ‘peace,joy,love,hope and noel’ to symbolise all the blessings Christmas represents to us. The snowflakes? Well, for my little B’s benefit seeing that she’s refused to grow out of Disney Frozen despite a whole year of Elsa and Anna overload. And, somehow I thought I might fool people into thinking it is a little cooler despite our Aussie summer eating a cupcake with a snowflake. Right.
Tools I’ve used:
assorted cookie cutter shapes
novelty stamps (reindeer featured here)
sanding sugar in red, blue, green
edible silver paint