28th August 2013 // 5 Comments

Tutorial Tuesday: How to Make an Edible Fondant Coffee Cup!

Since we created our Caramel Mochaccino cupcake complete with a tiny edible coffee cup perched on top we’ve been inundated with messages and emails asking how me made this. So here is our tutorial on how to re-create your own fondant cup of coffee. It’s obviously perfect to top cupcakes with, but also would add to an afternoon tea or dinner ‘scene’ on a cake. Another great thing is that it is super quick and easy to make!

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What you will need…

Sugarpaste/fondant
Ball tool
Piping tip
Paint brush
Green gel food colour
Brown gel food colour

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Step one: Roll out your sugarpaste / fondant on a floured surface and using the large end of a piping tube to cut out a circle. This will be your ‘saucer’.

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Step two: Using your ball tool indent the centre of your saucer slightly.

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Step three: To make your actual coffee cup create a marshmallow shape around 1.5cm heigh. Make sure that the small ends are fairly flat. Set aside.

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Step four: To make the handle for your cup roll out a little bit of sugarpaste / fondant into a thin sausage shape.

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Step five: Now shape this into a nice sized curve. Set aside.

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Step six: Indent your coffee up at the top with your ball tool.

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Step seven: Dab some water onto the centre of your saucer and place your cup on top to fix it into place. Paint a little water down one side of your cup and carefully attach your handle.

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Step eight: Add some extra detail by painting a ‘logo’ onto the front of the coffee cup with a paintbrush and some food gel colour paste.

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Step nine: ‘Pour’ in some coffee by painting the inside of your cup with brown food gel paste!

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You should now be left a really fun and playful little coffee cup to nestle atop of coffee flavoured cupcakes! For teacups and tea themed cupcakes make your cups a little more slim and add some traditional pattern like ‘swags’ or polka dots. Also, try painting the edges with edible gold paint and use a weaker brown colour to paint in the actual beverage.

Caramel Mochaccino

Caramel Mochaccino

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5 Comments

  • Reply Lokness @ The Missing Lokness 29th August 2013 at 6:48 am

    OMG! This coffee cup is soooo cute!! I have never played with fondant, but I want to try some soon. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply Juniper Cakery 29th August 2013 at 8:28 am

      Thanks, Lokness! We’re happy you like this tutorial. It’s pretty fun and super quick to do… you won’t want to eat your coffee cup afterwards though!

  • Reply Elke 5th January 2014 at 4:35 am

    Thank you for sharing your great ideas!

    • Reply Juniper Cakery 5th January 2014 at 10:51 am

      You’re welcome, Elke. We’re happy you like our tutorials!

  • Reply Coffee capsules 14th January 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Oh that is simply amazing, I love it. I would never have the patience to prepare something like that, but can still admire it. Great share!

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