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Textured and Patterned Cupcakes

Make the perfect cupcake toppers this winter by following our simple step-by-step guide to making these textured and patterned cupcakes.

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12 people

Decorating ingredients

  • 250 g Renshaw Cassis Ready to Roll Icing
  • 250 g Renshaw Sapphire Blue Ready to Roll Icing
  • 250 g Renshaw White Ready to Roll Icing
  • Rainbow Dust Light Gold Metallic Paint
  • Rainbow Dust Pearl White Lustre
  • Rainbow Dust Tylo Powder
  • 12 Pre-baked Cupcakes
  • Cooled Boiled Water
  • Cooled Boiled Apricot Jam


Prepare your Equipment:

Step 1

You will need: 4mm Gold Dragees, 1cm strip cutter, FMM Straight Frill Set 5-8 Blossom Frill Cutter, FMM Impression Mat, Diamond Embosser, Scissors, Rolling Pin, Pastry Brush, Water Brush, Fine Paintbrush, Round Cutter (2.5”), Icing Sugar, Sharp Knife


Step 2

Prepare the cupcakes by brushing over the surface with a thin layer of apricot jam.

Step 3

On a clean, dry surface knead the Cassis and Sapphire Blue Ready to Roll Icing separately until pliable.

Step 4

Dust the work surface with icing sugar and pin out both colours of icing until 3-4mm thick.

Step 5

Cut 3 circles from each colour using the circle cutter, cover 6 of the 8 cupcakes and smooth over.

Embossed Cupcake:

Step 6

Press the FMM impression mat onto the covered Cassis and Sapphire Blue cupcakes to emboss. Paint the design with Light Gold Metallic Paint.

Striped Cupcake:

Step 7

Pale down both the Cassis and Sapphire Blue Icing with White Icing to create 3 shades of each colour icing.

Step 8

Pin out each shade to 3-4mm thick and cut out three 1cm strips from each. Line up the Cassis shades and stick together with water. Cut out a circle using the circle cutter and attach onto a plain cupcake. Repeat for Sapphire Blue.

Step 9

Dust over with Pearl White Lustre.

Quilted Cupcake:

Step 10

Press the diamond embosser onto the covered cupcake to emboss and press in the gold dragees. Dust over with Pearl White Lustre.

Ornate Cloak Cupcake:

Step 11

Adapt the Sapphire Blue and Cassis Icing by adding 1tsp of Tylo Powder and kneading well. Pin out both Icings to 1mm thick. Cut out 2 ovals using the circle cutter from each colour and attach onto the covered cupcake in the contrasting colour.

Step 12

Cut out a border using the Blossom frill cutter and attach on top of the ovals. Attach the single blossoms to the edges of the ovals.

Step 13

Roll 2 small diamond shapes and attach where the ovals meet. Paint the details using Light Gold Metallic Paint.