My best friend hosted a Party Lite party today and had asked me to make some cupcakes. Of course I obliged her with some chocolate mini cupcakes. Mainly because I had some kicking around and didn’t want it to go to waste.
But I wanted to give it that extra “umph”. It would a room full of women with smart tasted, I wanted to try painting. On fondant.
I wasn’t trying to discover my inner Van Gogh. Just some patterns on fondant. I mainly wanted to see if I could do it. Maybe I was tapping into my inner girlie-girlie.
I started out by cutting 1 1/2″ circles from white fondant and allowed this to completely dry out – approximately a day. I cut out about 30 some odd circles – you start to get into a rhythm and begin to lose count after a while….
I dusted half of these circles in pink. Then using a hot pink edible paint and a paint brush I started to paint on dots. Nothing perfect – big, small, misshapen shapes. Once these were dry I proceeded to paint the dark shadow – a la leopard print. I really loved how this turned out!!
On the rest I just left them with complete black spots or zebra printed patterns.
The full effect – fondant circles topping cupcakes, caught me by surprise.
GORGEOUS! Very worthy of a group of DIVAS at a Saturday afternoon candle party.