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This article was taken from our February 2017 Issue

Free Teacup Cupcakes

 

Teacup Cupcake Tutorial in Cake Masters Magazine

Learn how to create these beautiful elegant teacup cupcakes by Zee Chik of Zee Chik Designs.

Equipment Required

  • Zee Chick Designs Cup & Saucer Former
  • Zee Chick Designs Cup Handle & Flower Mould
  • Foam pad
  • Cornflour pouch
  • Flower paste
  • Royal icing
  • Petal Crafts Petal Dust Set A
  • 2D flower nozzle
  • Vanilla buttercream
  • 2 cupcakes
  • Round cutters
  • Trex/vegetable fat
  • Sugar pearls
  • Paintbrushes
  • Palette knife
  • Dresden tool
  • Ball tool
  • Rolling pin
  • Cake smoother
  • Knife
  • Cutting mat

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Teacup Cupcake Tutorial in Cake Masters Magazine

Roll out the paste to 2-3mm thickness.

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Teacup Cupcake Tutorial in Cake Masters Magazine

Use the palette knife to apply Trex/ vegetable fat onto the cutting mat (Trex area about 6” diameter circle).

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Teacup Cupcake Tutorial in Cake Masters Magazine

Place the cup former in the middle of the Trex area and cover the cup former with the paste.

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Teacup Cupcake Tutorial in Cake Masters Magazine

Smooth the paste with the cake smoother. Make sure all the edges are touching the cup former.

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Teacup Cupcake Tutorial in Cake Masters Magazine

Use the knife to cut the edges. Roll out the paste to 2-3mm thickness.

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Teacup Cupcake Tutorial in Cake Masters Magazine

Use the largest circle cutter in the set and cut the paste.

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Teacup Cupcake Tutorial in Cake Masters Magazine

Place the cut out circle on the saucer former and put the cup and saucer former aside to dry.

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Teacup Cupcake Tutorial in Cake Masters Magazine

Using the handle and flowers mould, make various flowers, leaves and two cup handles. Sprinkle cornflour into the mould and use the dresden tool to thin out the petals on the flowers. Put them aside to dry.

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Teacup Cupcake Tutorial in Cake Masters Magazine

Roll out a ball and flatten it with a cake smoother to form the base for the cup.

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Teacup Cupcake Tutorial in Cake Masters Magazine

Roll out a thin sausage to a point and cut random cuts as shown in the picture to form a tree branch.

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Teacup Cupcake Tutorial in Cake Masters Magazine

Once the paste on the former is dry, stick the tree branch onto the cup (the former remains inside the flower modelling paste cup at this stage).

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Teacup Cupcake Tutorial in Cake Masters Magazine

Roll out a teardrop shaped piece of paste, then bend the middle a little. Pinch the front of the teardrop to form the bird beak.

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Teacup Cupcake Tutorial in Cake Masters Magazine

Sit the cup onto the cornflour pouch to prevent it rolling and begin to stick on the flowers with royal icing.

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Teacup Cupcake Tutorial in Cake Masters Magazine

Repeat for the decorations on the saucer.

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Teacup Cupcake Tutorial in Cake Masters Magazine

Once all the decorations are on the cup, randomly stick on some sugar pearls and use the dust palette to dust the decorations.

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Teacup Cupcake Tutorial in Cake Masters Magazine

Put some royal icing onto the cup base and stick the cup and base together.

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Teacup Cupcake Tutorial in Cake Masters Magazine

Once both bases are stuck onto the cups, put some royal icing in the middle of the saucer and stick the cup and saucer together.

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Teacup Cupcake Tutorial in Cake Masters Magazine

Release the cup formers out of the paste cups.

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Teacup Cupcake Tutorial in Cake Masters Magazine

Trim the top of the cupcake, take off the cupcake case and put the cupcake inside the cup.

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Teacup Cupcake Tutorial in Cake Masters Magazine

Use a 2D nozzle and pipe buttercream to form a rose swirl. Start piping from the middle and slowly pipe your way around until you reach to the outer edge of the cupcake.

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Teacup Cupcake Tutorial in Cake Masters Magazine

Use some royal icing and stick the cup handle onto the cup.

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