Tutorial: Fondant Hedgehog Cupcakes

Today we’re sharing with you Sharon Wee’s tutorial for Fondant Hedgehog Cupcakes. They are the cutest – who knew that a pair of scissors could create such magic!

Tools & Ingredients

  • Pre-prepared and completely cool chocolate cupcakes
  • Ready to Roll Icing in brown, pink and white (or any bright colour you please!)
  • Black Food Colour
  • A small paintbrush
  • Small sharp scissors
  • Circle cutters
  • Cornflour or icing sugar
  • A rolling pin

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Method

STEP 1

Create a lighter shade of brown icing by first preparing dark brown fondant, then kneading white fondant into brown until even in colour.

STEP 2

Roll out until approx 3mm thick and cut to circles using circle cutter and apply to cupcake, using a little sugar syrup, jam or frosting to assist with sticking.

STEP 3

Repeat rolling and cutting with darker brown colour, and partially cut the circles again to create the hedgehog ‘back’. Brush water onto icing and place sticky-side down onto lighter icing on cupcake.

STEP 4

Take scissors and gently cut spikes in three rows at a 45 degree angle.

STEP 5

Use paintbrush and black food colour to create eyes

STEP 6

Roll a nose for the hedgehog using the darker brown fondant, creating a little square. Attach to cupcake by wetting fondant with water and a paintbrush.

STEP 7

For hedgehog-ettes, create a bow using pink or white fondant. Simply shape two small pieces into cones and attach to cupcake, then finish with a small ball in the middle.

 

 

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ABOUT SHARON WEE

Sharon Wee of Sharon Wee Creations is one of Australia’s leading cake decorators. In between creating spectacular cakes for her clients, writing her own books, keeping a blog, guest teaching on Craftsy and demonstrating at events and shows, Sharon creates fun, achievable and quick video tutorials to encourage everyone to try their hand at decorating.

To discover more of Sharon’s work, please visit her website, YouTube Channel, buy her book, read her blog or follow her on Facebook.