The lovely Qing over at Coolest Baby Shower Idea.com recently asked me to be a judge for the baby shower ideas contest they are currently running, asked if I would like to create a baby shower themed post to go up on the site. I was of course happy to oblige.
Cupcakes are perfect for baby showers, adorable, bite size, wonderfully customisable and oh scrumptious they are perfect baby shower treats.
Today I thought I would show you how to create your very own beautiful little baby bottle cupcake toppers. They are sure to impress at your next baby shower and are much simpler to make then you may think.
To make each baby bottle cupcake topper you will need:
12g white sugar paste or gum paste per bottle
0.5g light brown sugar paste or gum paste per bottle
artists scalpel or small sharp knife
0.5g pink sugar paste, per bottle
To make your baby bottle:
Take a 12g ball of white sugar paste and shape into a cylinder. Lay the cylinder down and place your index finger in the centre, roll into an hourglass shape. Neaten up the edges, flattening the top and base and ensure the shape is even.
Take 2/3 of your light brown sugar paste and flatten into a plump disk.
Using the blade of a scalpel or a sharp knife, mark vertical indentations along the edges of the disk and affix to the centre of the top of your bottle with a damp finger or paintbrush.
Take the remaining light brown sugar paste and roll into a small cylinder. Roll a toothpick cross the centre of the cylinder, shaping it into an hourglass shape, just as you did with your finger to the body of the bottle.
Affix with a damp paintbrush to the centre of the light brown disk to create the bottles teat.
Your bottle is now finished!
You may now choose to customise your bottle, you can do this in a number of ways but I love adorable little bows, baby pink, baby blue and pale yellow are of course the colours of choice.
To make your bow take a small piece of baby pink sugar paste, around 0.5g and shape it into a small rectangle. Using a toothpick make an indent in the centre of both the longest edges of the rectangle. Take your scalpel or sharp knife and make two small vertical indents connecting the indents made with the toothpick to create the cinched part of your bow, be careful not to cut through the bow, press gently.
Finally to create the rouches of the bow, push the end of your toothpick gently into the sugar paste from the centre outwards, creating two or three indentations.
Affix the bow to the top of your bottle using a damp paintbrush and allow to dry.
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