It’s no secret that I love rainbows and bright colors so I was SUPER excited about making these My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Cupcakes last year. I wish I had done a tutorial for some of them, but I didn’t, so I’ll just share what I can.
PS – I made these and a second order of these last January/February so I may have forgotten some of the details or get some things wrong!
These were for a sweet girl named Audrey and she was celebrating her 4th birthday and love for Rainbow Dash. They only needed a dozen cupcakes so I wanted to squeeze in a good variety and have fun making them!
For most of the cupcakes, I did the rainbow hearts! I used some homemade marshmallow fondant and some Wilton pre-colored fondant (here and here) to get the 6 colors, then I rolled each one out really thin and cut ribbons with my FMM ribbon cutter.
I lined them up in a long row, then used a heart cookie cutter to cut out the shapes. I let them dry for around half an hour, then moved them (piece by piece) over to the white rounds and attached them with sugar glue.
I cut out the white circles with the 2″ Ateco fluted round cookie cutter from this set.
I also made this tiny butterfly for one cupcake and it was done with a mini butterfly cutter and then I rolled the tiny balls of fondant and the “body” with my fingers to put all the details together.
For Rainbow Dash’s symbol (is that called a symbol?), it was also done mostly by hand and gluing it together with sugar glue.
And last, but not least… Rainbow Dash herself. I really wanted to get her perfect but tiny details like this are not something I’ve had tons of practice with. SO – I just did my best – hand-cutting most everything and piecing it together based on a picture I saved.
I used food markers on her eyes and this JEM tool for her mouth. OH – and a tiny teardrop cutter (I love this set from Autumn Carpenter and use them all the time!!) for the ear plus a gumpaste tool for the impression there. I rolled the mane and wings with my fingers.
After I let the toppers dry overnight, I pushed them on top of the fresh buttercream 🙂
Do you have any questions about these My Little Pony Rainbow Dash Cupcakes? Leave me a comment and I’ll answer if I can!
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Also check out my other My Little Pony Cake and Rainbow Theme Cakes here:
And many, many more rainbow cakes here.