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!


What you will need…

Ball tool
Piping tip
Paint brush
Green gel food colour
Brown gel food colour


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’.


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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

Caramel Mochaccino

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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  • 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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