With February 14th right around the corner we’re sure you probably have lots of romantic projects in progress, however, there’s always some time to fit in another sweet treat. Why not whip up a batch of cupcakes to decorate with adorable love letter toppers for your loved ones. Here’s a lovely and quick tutorial to help you make little fondant love letters for your sweetheart! One of the best things about this cupcake decorating tutorial is that you only need a few tools and materials and a few spare minutes!
Also, because we’re so generous we’ve included a lovely recipe for Strawberries & Cream cupcakes for you to whip up and nestle your love letters atop of!
Fondant Love Letter Cupcake Decor
You will need…
Step one: Dust your work surface with icing sugar and roll out some white fondant to a thickness of 2mm.
Step two: With the blade tool cut out a house shape approximately 3cm by 4cm out of the white fondant. This will be the envelope.
Step three: Indent a ‘V’ shape from the bottom of the white envelope that reaches about 2cm into the centre.
Step four: Take the top (shaped like a house’s rooftop) of the envelope and carefully fold over to match the indented ‘V’ shape. Affix with a dab of edible glue.
Step five: Take a small amount of red or pink fondant and roll into a ball then into an oblong shape.
Step six: Shape into a dumb bell or bone-like shape by rolling the middle of the red fondant oblong with a finger.
Step seven: Take the dumb bell / bone shaped red fondant and carefully pinch in half into a heart shape. Smooth the centre over a little. This is the heart that sits at the seal of the envelope!
Step eight: With some edible glue attach the heart where the envelope flap and indented ‘V’ on the envelope bottom meet.
Step nine: Repeat all above steps until you have the desire amount of love letters.
You should now be left with a wonderful flurry of eye-catching yet simple love letters! If you’re feeling brave and adventurous and handing out cupcake adorned with these to family why not try hand painted their names onto each envelope! All you need is a fine paintbrush, some black gel paste food colour mixed with a tiny amount of vodka (the alcohol will evaporate before consumption so it will be safe for kids) and a steady hand. Also, to add a little sparkle why not dust edible glitter or lustre onto your little hearts.