- 12 cupcakes (to make 4 M-O-M sets)
- 2 golf ball size pieces of gum paste
- 2 cups white decorator icing
- pink food coloring
- purple food coloring
- Wilton 1M large star tip
- pastry bag
- 1 inch letter mold
- 1 or 1½ inch flower fondant cutter
- ½ inch flower fondant cutter
- ½ inch heart fondant cutter
- small pink heart decors or candies
- small rolling pin
- 12 cupcake wrappers in bright colors
Step 1: A day or two before you’re ready to make the cupcakes, color a golf ball piece of gum paste pink by adding a few drops of food color. Pull and twist the gum paste to work the pink color through until it is evenly colored.
Step 2: Work a small amount of shortening into the M on your mold, then press the pink fondant into the M. Look on the bottom to make sure you get all the air bubbles worked out. Once you have it pressed in, you can carefully remove it, being sure it holds it’s shape.
Step 3: Repeat the process to make as many Ms as you need. You’ll need 2 Ms for every set of MOM toppers you plan to make. (This recipe call for 4 sets of M-O-M cupcakes, so I made 8 Ms.)
Step 4: Use a smooth edge knife (like a peeling knife) to trim off the excess gum paste from around the edges of the M shapes.
Step 5: Roll out what’s left of the pink gum paste with a small roller, until it is about ¼ inch thick.
Step 6: Use the ½ inch heart fondant cutter to cut out 4 pink hearts. (Or, if you are making a different amount of cupcakes, cut out 1 heart for every M-O-M cupcake topper set you plan to make.)
Step 7: Color a golf ball size piece of gum paste purple by adding a drop or two of purple food coloring to the gum paste. Pull and twist the gum paste to work the purple color through until it the fondant is evenly colored.
Step 8: Use a small rolling pin to roll out the purple gum paste to about ¼ inch thick.
Step 9: Use a 1½ inch flower fondant cutter or cookie cutter to cut out 1 flower for each MOM set you plan to make. (I cut out 4 flowers.)
Step 10: Use the ½ inch flower fondant cutter to cut out 2 smaller flowers for each MOM set you’re making from the leftover purple gum paste. You may have to re-roll the fondant to have enough to make the smaller flowers. (I cut out 8 flowers.)
Step 11: Assemble the small ½ inch flowers by adding a small pink heart shaped decor to the center of each flower. If you can’t find heart shaped decors, you can also use a round or ball shaped decor. After assembling, add one small flower to the base of the left side of each M. Set the Ms aside to dry for a day or two.
Step 12: Add a ½ inch pink gum paste heart to the center of each 1½ inch flower, and set them aside to dry for a day or two.
Step 13: On the day you plan to serve your cupcakes, finish them up. You can either use premade or make your own.
Step 16: Add a second wrapper to each cupcake for prettier presentation.
Step 17: Color the decorator icing pink with the pink food color by placing a few drops in the icing and working it in with a hand mixer.
Step 18: Spoon the pink icing into the pastry bag and add the Wilton 1M tip to the end of the bag.
Step 19: Ice the cupcakes by swirling the icing in circles from the outside to the center.
Step 20: To make each M-O-M set, place an M on the first cupcake, a flower on the second cupcake, and an M on the third cupcake.
Step 21: Display your M-O-M cupcakes on a decorative plate, and present them to all the special moms in your life.
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