How to Make a Quilted Cupcake

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Quilted cakes can be as sweet to look upon as they are to eat. As their name suggests, they resemble an old-fashioned diamond quilt, with a lattice pattern impressed upon a smooth layer of fondant. But you do not have to bake an entire cake to add a touch of class to a bridal shower, baby shower or formal party. You can create the same effect on cupcakes by levelling the tops and treating them as mini cakes.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Knife
  • Tape measure
  • Rolled fondant
  • Rolling pin
  • Fondant cutter/embosser
  • Toothpick

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Bake the cupcakes and let them cool completely.

  2. 2

    Slice the rounded tops off.

  3. 3

    Measure the height and diameter. You will need this information to determine how much fondant to prepare.

  4. 4

    Turn the cupcakes upside down and set aside.

  5. 5

    Multiply the height by two and add this number to the diameter. The answer is the diameter of the rolled fondant you need for each cupcake.

  6. 6

    Roll out the fondant until it forms a 1/8-inch thick circle of the appropriate size for one cupcake.

  7. 7

    Make equally-spaced diagonal lines with a fondant cutter/embosser. If you do not have a fondant cutter, you can use a toothpick to poke closely-spaced holes instead.

  8. 8

    Repeat this process to make diagonal lines going the other direction. The result will be a diamond quilt pattern.

  9. 9

    Frost the upside-down cupcake on all sides with a thin layer of buttercream icing.

  10. 10

    Drape the fondant over the cupcake.

  11. 11

    Trim off any excess at the bottom.

  12. 12

    Smooth the fondant with your fingers.

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