Need to add a little something extra to your cupcakes? Yesterday I posted a how-to for making your own fondant at home. Here's a simple way to use it...
Roll your fondant to about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick using a rolling pin on a flat surface that's been dusted with powdered sugar. Just like you would if you were making cut-out cookies.
TIP: If your fondant has been wrapped in plastic wrap in a sealed plastic bag for a day or two, you can put it in the microwave for about 7 seconds. You just want to warm it up slightly so that you can roll it more easily. Knead it with your hands a little before starting to roll.
Once you've rolled out the fondant, use a cookie cutter to cut a simple circle (or any other shape you like). You can now decorate the fondant using royal frosting in a piping bag (shown above) or you could use edible markers to draw a design.
You can place your cut-outs on top of your frosted cupcake right away or you can make these ahead and let them harden. Just place them on a piece of waxed paper uncovered in a safe place and they'll harden over night.
The possibilities are endless... I'll share more fondant ideas again soon. But until then... You're on your own to be creative! Enjoy!