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Beatles Band Cupcakes

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I was asked to create Beatles cupcakes for a sweet sixteen birthday party and the results were fantastic!  I have yet to refine my fondant skills, so I made stencils with wax paper and painted the cupcakes with chocolate ganache.

This Instructable will show you how to decorate already baked and frosted cupcakes with... The Beatles!   It's easiest to start with cupcakes that have white frosting on them.  I'll tell you how to incorporate some color in the next few steps, so don't worry about them being bland!

I will warn you that this is a bit time consuming, but the results are amazing and people will think you're pretty much a genius.  Trust me :)
 
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Step 1: Make Your Stencils

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Trace the circles of an empty muffin tin on wax paper to use as a sizing reference.

Then, trace the chosen Beatles hair onto wax paper to cut out and use as stencils.  Make sure the image fits within the circles you have drawn.  You can use the chart attached to this step and choose their hair by year (1964 is my favorite) and then trace them onto wax paper.

Used an exacto knife to cut out the hair outlines.  GO very slowly when doing this, especially if your chosen hair design has a lot of edges or points.

Thank you for posting this Instructable. These are Awesome! My Father-In-Law is Such a HUGE Beatles fan. He named his 1st son Paul (my husband). And in turn, we named our first son Jude. Which of course was part tribute to my Father-In-Law. I am going to make these for his birthday, I know he will be over joyed.
sebgonz2 years ago
These are pretty awesome! Where did you find the Beatles hair style stencils?
angelia793 years ago
Uh-oh. I think I need to make these for my daughter. She's had a Beatles or John themed cake for for the past three years. By her choosing. 'Cause who can say no to a little four year old wanting a John Lennon cake. She's gonna be THRILLED with these! :D
MuffinPanMemoirs (author)  angelia793 years ago
That's so cute! If you make them, let me know how she likes them!
Beatle43 years ago
Love it. Wife says she is gonna try to make them.
MuffinPanMemoirs (author)  Beatle43 years ago
Let me know how they turn out!
eoutlaw3 years ago
Oh snaaaaaaap! I going to make these this weekend for absolutely no occasion at all. I LOVE the Beatles! Thanks for this!!! It's awesome!
Daev3 years ago
Wow, these are so well done! I had no problem in identifying each member. Pretty amazing that The Beatles can be differentiated by their hair alone - even when transferred to a cupcake, and even though their hair changed significantly over the course of their time as a band! Certainly a testament to their timeless, universal appeal and indelible impression they've left on the world.
Stanislaw3 years ago
Cool idea, thanks for sharing!
Howder19513 years ago
These are so neat, I have a friend who is a super Beatle fan, this is so him,
thanks and keep it up
tinker2343 years ago
wow i love the beatles for my birhtday party i had elvis imposteribers and beatles music wow thanks for the meories
MuffinPanMemoirs (author)  tinker2343 years ago
I'm glad you like them! Maybe I'll make some Elvis cupcakes, too :)
oh wow whats your favorte beatles song i like while my guitar gentally weeps sorry for the mispling i have a kitten how likes to sit on my keyboard
chelsea75003 years ago
Those are soo cute!
MuffinPanMemoirs (author)  chelsea75003 years ago
Thanks! They're pretty easy to make, too. Just a little time consuming :)