I made these adorable Winnie the Pooh cupcake toppers for my friend’s daughter on her first birthday. I got the idea for these toppers from a pin I found on Pinterest. There weren’t any instructions on how to make them, so I tried to recreate them myself. They came out great and are pretty easy to make, so I thought I would share how I did it!
- 2 inch and 1.5 inch circle cutters
- Small teardrop shaped cutter
- Small triangle shaped cutter
- Round Pastry tip (I used Ateco size 800)
- Small rolling pin
- Fondant in yellow, dark pink, light pink, brown, black, off-white and orange
- water and a clean paintbrush (to attach pieces together)
To Make Winnie the Pooh
- To make the Winnie the Pooh cupcake topper, roll out the yellow fondant to about 1/8 to 1/4 inch. Cut out a 2 inch circle using a circle cutter.
- To make the ears and the feet cut out 4 teardrops using the small teardrop cutter. Flatten the teardrops slightly between your fingers and then attach to the back of the circle, two at the top and two at the bottom, with a little water.
- To make the nose roll out a small amount of dark pink fondant and cut out a small triangle. Attach the triangle, with the point facing down, to the center of the circle using a little water.
- For the eyes roll out brown fondant to 1/8 inch thick and use the smaller end of a round pastry tip to cut out 2 small circles. Flatten the circles slightly then attach above the nose with a little water.
- Finally to make the eyebrows, roll out a very thin rope of brown fondant. Cut 2 small lengths, arch them slightly and attach just above the eyes with a little water.
To Make Piglet
- Piglet is made very much the same way as Winnie the Pooh. Roll out light pink fondant to around 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick and cut out a 2 inch circle with a circle cutter.
- To make the ears roll out dark pink fondant and cut out 2 teardrop shapes. For the feet cut out 2 teardrops from the light pink fondant. Flatten them slightly between your fingers. Attach the dark pink ears to the top of the circle, and the light pink feet to the bottom using a little water.
- Finally cut out the nose and the eyes the same way as above. Trim the bottom off the triangle to make it a little smaller for the nose. Attach to the center of the circle with the point facing up. Attach the eyes and the eyebrows the same way as above.
To Make Tigger
- Roll out orange fondant to around 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick and cut out a 2 inch circle with a circle cutter.
- For the ears, roll out more orange fondant and cut out 4 teardrop shapes (2 for the ears and 2 for the feet). Flatten them slightly between your fingers. Roll out off-white fondant to 1/8 inch thick and cut two teardrop shapes. Flatten these slightly (less than you did the orange ears). Attach to the top of two of the orange teardrops with a little water, then attach the ears to the top of the circle. Use a little water to attach the two feet to the bottom.
- Roll out more off-white fondant to 1/8 inch thick and use the same 2 inch circle cutter to cut out a circle. Trim off the bottom part of the circle using a 1.5 inch circle cutter, then cut the ends off to create a tapered arch (see top left image above). This is the mask that will go behind the eyes. Attach to the top part of the body with a little water (see bottom right image above).
- Use the same off-white fondant to create the mouth. Cut out a strip of fondant about a half inch thick, then trim it to a half in long using the bottom of a large pastry tip as your cutter. Use the curve of a pastry tip to make one end concave and the other end convex (See top right image above). Attach vertically to the bottom portion of the body where the mouth would be (see above).
- To make the nose roll out a small amount of dark pink fondant and cut out a triangle. Attach to the top of the off-white mouth, upside down, with a little water.
- For the eyes roll out black fondant and use the smaller end of a round pastry tip to cut out 2 small circles. Flatten the circles slightly then attach to the top of the off-white mask.
- Roll out a very thin rope of black fondant. Cut 2 small lengths from it, arch them slightly and attach just above the eyes for the eyebrows. To make the whiskers cut 3 thin ropes of black fondant that are just less than an inch long. Next cut each one in half and apply 3 whiskers to each side of the mouth as shown above.
These Winnie the Pooh cupcake toppers work best for regular sized cupcakes. I also made a single large cupcake for the birthday girl. To make the cupcake wrap shown in the photo use my large cupcake template. Print it at 110%, cut it out and use it as a guide to cut a piece of brown construction paper. You can use a sharpie to write “Hunny” on it, then wrap it around the large cupcake and tape at the back.
For the large fondant number 1 roll out pink fondant to 1/4 inch thick, then print out a large 1 using Microsoft word as a guide to cut it. Once the fondant 1 was dry attach it to a long wooden skewer. For full instructions on how to make a numbered topper see my Winter Wonderland Sweet 16 Cake post. To make the bees I followed this infographic I found on Pinterest.
I hope you enjoy making these Winnie the Pooh cupcake toppers as much as I did!