Hello everyone 😀 …happy Wednesday to all of you!
Today I have for you a small tutorial on how to make an artist’s palette and brush cupcake topper out of fondant. I always add a little tylose powder or gumtex to the fondant when I want to make shapes and figures out of it. The Tylose powder makes the fondant firmer and also helps dry it harder and faster. You could always use store-bought gumpaste, but just make sure you work fast since it dries really quick.
Here I am making a wooden palette. You could also make a simple white palette.
Take 3 shades of fondant and roll them into logs. Since I wanted a lighter shade of wood and not much variation, I chose only three — white, very light brown and light brown. If you prefer a darker wood, use darker shades.
Press them together.
Twist it into a single log.
Fold and twist again.
Keep twisting until you are happy with the marbling.
Roll out the fondant.
Make a template. I just drew the shape of the palette on a piece of cardstock and cut it out. In case you don’t want to draw a template, here is a printable template I found online.
Place the template on the fondant and cut it out using an X-acto knife.
Cut out a hole using Wilton nozzle 12.
For the paint, I melted some white chocolate and colored it red, green, blue and black and placed a drop of each on the palette.
Take small pieces of gray and light brown fondant.
Roll the gray fondant into a small thin rope. Using your finger taper the end of the rope.
Cut a piece of small square from the rope.
For the bristles, roll the light brown fondant into shape and use a toothpick to make some fine lines. See the size of the brush compared to a quarter.
Attach the brush to the palette using a little water or gum glue.
Paint the square part of the brush with silver dust.
And there you go…your fondant cupcake toppers are ready!…so easy, isn’t it?