I recently purchased a couple of moulds from www.neitmoulds.co.uk , including an intricate skull mould.
I was not sure when it would get used but knowing how ‘in’ jewelled skulls are at the moment i knew it wouldnt be long before an event called for them.
The cupcakes are ‘French Toast’ and the decorations use both buttercream and sugarpaste.
Once the cupcakes have cooled the tops were covered with a big dollop of buttercream. It is then easy to secure a circle of sugarpaste over the buttercream. The more buttercream you add the more domed the effect.
Tip* Make sure you sugarpaste circle is big enough to cover over the buttercream and then go over the edge of the cake. It needs to be alot bigger than you’d imagine!
The skulls were made by pushing black sugarpaste into a skull mould. The flower on its head was also done by using a flower mould.
Tip* Putting them into the freezer for 10 minutes or so makes it easier to pop them out afterwards
The roses were made with a PME rose cutter and laid onto a pattern of 6 hearts placed on top of the cake. Everything was fixed down with a little spare buttercream.
The decorations are then brushed over with metallic edible silver luste to give the pewter effect and silver balls were used to add sparkle.
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