A few years back I purchased Cutie Cutters by Autumn Carpenter - the Winter set and the Christmas set and they've paid for themselves over and over again! For the past 3 years, I sold dozens and dozens and dozens of cupcakes with Christmas Cupcake Toppers made from those cutters! And I haven't even used them all!
So I'm gonna break it down and show you the ones I've used and love! Maybe this year I'll break out the others and try making some of those too! I'd love to do some Christmas trees and the penguins!! So cute 🙂 Let's get started...
First up (and not pictured above) are these tiny Snowmen Toppers. Aren't they precious?! To make these, I used the snowman cutter from the Winter Cutters set and cut out the base body from homemade marshmallow fondant. Then I used the top bit to cut out the hat and a small round cutter to round off the bottom.
Next I made the scarves with Satin Ice red and blue fondant and my extruder. The nose was made with just a tiny piece of orange fondant rolled with my finger tips. Then I them marked with a tool and the eyes were done with edible food markers. I glued on the details with sugar glue. These are so easy-peasy!!
For the Santa faces, I used the Santa cutter from the Christmas set. I cut the base (the whole shape) with the main cookie cutter in white homemade marshmallow fondant. Then I layered on his face with flesh colored fondant circle, and used Satin Ice Red fondant for his hat. I made the flesh color with Americolor copper.
Along with all the individual sets of Cutie Cutters, you can also get these Accent Cutters that are perfect for all the little details. I used the little teardrop cutter from that set to make Santa's mustache.
Some other tools I used... my extruder to do the edge of his hat, food markers for his eyes, and white Sixlets for the top of his hat. Although you could use a ball of fondant for the top of the hat if you don't have the Sixlets.
I have a complete tutorial for the Rudolph Cupcake toppers here. These might be my favorites (along with the tiny snowmen) :)!!
I can't remember why I did full-faced Snowmen (maybe a customer request?), but these were not done with Cutie Cutters. These were done with a simple round cutter for the base (white homemade marshmallow fondant) then I cut another red circle section for the hat. I added the trim using my ribbon cutter to cut the strips then this smocking rolling pin to add the stripe texture.
The "ball" was a white Sixlet, the eyes were black sugar pearls and the nose was made from orange Tic Tacs. I dusted his cheeks with a little pink petal dust. And I used round cutters and this Jem tool for the impression of his smile. All the little details were glued on with homemade sugar glue.
Christmas Cupcake Toppers
And that's it... all the different Christmas Cupcake Toppers I've made! Usually when I do them, I do variety boxes. Sometimes just mixing up different toppers and sometimes mixing in plain cupcakes or with sprinkles. Offering that option for clients lowers the price slightly and still gives them a cute selection of Christmas Cupcakes.
For instance, if they order 2 dozen cupcakes, they could save a few dollars by doing one dozen with toppers ($36/dozen) and one box of "plain" or with sprinkles ($20/dozen). It's a little less expensive than all with fancy toppers!
Okay - do you have any questions? Leave me a comment!