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Cat cupcakes

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These cat cupcakes are super cute and super tasty! They take a little while, but like anything that involves cats and sweets, they are totally worth it. :D I made these for scoochmaroo's going away party-lunch at the Instructables office and they seemed to go over well. When I left work there were only two left! BAM

In this instructable I'll show you how to make a basic buttercream frosting and a cream cheese frosting, as well as delicious orange-ginger cupcakes.

I'll also tell you about fondant making adventures and how I decorated the cupcakes with adorable cats!
 
 
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Step 1: Making the marshmallow fondant

Picture of making the marshmallow fondant
If you're going to make marshmallow fondant, I suggest making it the night before and letting it firm up in the fridge. A word of advice, though - you'll only want to use fondant for these if they're going to be eaten right away and if you decorate with fondant at the last second. :D

I am not the most accomplished baker, and had no idea that marshmallow fondant does not firm up over time! The cat heads got a little soft after being on top of the icing for a while, especially the thinner ones.

This is the fondant recipe I used:
  • 8 oz mini marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • crisco as needed!
I'd click through and read the tutorial - that lady knows what she's doing! :D

The basic jist of it is to put the two tablespoons of water and 8 oz of mini marshmallows in the microwave in a HUGE bowl, 30 seconds at a time. After every 30 seconds, stir them and pop them back in. Keep doing this until they're nice and smooth.

Once that's done, dump 3/4 of the powdered sugar into the marshmallows and coat a spatula with crisco and stir stir STIR.

Don't stop stirring until most of it is combined. The fondant should be forming a bit of a ball at this point. Then grease your counter AND hands with crisco, dump the lump out of the bowl and knead it like crazy. If it's still super sticky, keep putting powdered sugar on top and mixing it in. After 5-10 minutes of adding powdered sugar and kneading, you should have a smooth, barely sticky piece of fondant.

Coat it in crisco, wrap it in plastic wrap, and pop it in the fridge until you're ready to work with it.

I apologize for the lack of photos - maybe one day I'll do a tutorial over it. I just really wasn't sure how it was going to go so I didn't bother documenting it. :P

mclare501 year ago
Super super super super cute!!!! Great great job!!
craftpro1 year ago
ADORABLE ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for my cupcakes!!
These were sooooo good! <3
Aawww! So cute!
sunshiine1 year ago
Jessy these are adorable! My daughter recently shared a link about kitty's with me and I thought I would share it with you here. Watch it all the way through!  I love kitty's also. Here is the link. This is a repeat because the first link was broken.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvSs6bp0E_c&list=SPP4n-TyNYe5w3RttD3R9iDcISFSzyCkzl&index=3
sunshiine1 year ago
Hey Jessy, these are so cute! My daughter shared a link with me about cats because; I too am a kitty lover! I thought I would share it here as it is pretty funny!


http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvSs6bp0E_c&list=SPP4n-TyNYe5w3RttD3R9iDcISFSzyCkzl&index=3
bajablue1 year ago
These are just too cute!!!
Those are the cutest fondant kitties! And those cupcakes were so so delicious :D