I love Autumn, it’s probably my favourite time of the year (besides the run up to Christmas!). It gets a little bit chillier, we get to wrap up nice and warm in snuggly knitted cardigans, Starbucks make gorgeous drinks in the prettiest cups… I have all the love for Autumn.
When I was feeling in a very “I heart Autumn” mood, I decided to make some cupcakes- and of course, added an autumnal theme!
I recently bought some leaf fondant cutters, so I thought I would put them to good use and make some red leaves. I’m hoping to get an airbrush for my birthday or Christmas (hint hint family… :P) and that would have made them look a lot better, but I love how good the cutters make them look, I really need to get more! I think I needed smaller cutters if I’m honest, the leaves ended up a bit bigger than I expected- but they still look good.
To make these cupcakes, you will need:
- One batch of 12 cupcakes, whatever flavour you like! (I actually think chocolate may look really nice)
- One batch of buttercream frosting, again whatever flavour you would like!
- Fondant leaf cutters (I found some here)
- Fondant icing- red, orange or brown will all look autumnal!
- Bake your cupcakes and prepare your frosting.
- Roll out your red fondant- you don’t want it to be too thick, but also you don’t want it to be so thin that it breaks apart in your hand.
- Using your cutters, cut out enough leaves for all of your cupcakes- the amount per cupcake is up to you!
- Leave the fondant to dry out a little bit so that it will harden- otherwise it won’t stand up and will curl a little.
- Once your fondant is ready, pipe your buttercream frosting on to your cupcakes using a star nozzle.
- Add your leaves to the frosting however you would like.
- Accidentally eat all 12 cupcakes yourself and have no regrets.
Anyway, I’d love to know what you think- and also what your favourite things about Autumn are! As always, if you make these cupcakes remember to let me know, I’d love to see pictures!