If you’re not quite in gear for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration quite yet, don’t worry. Here at BFFF, we’ve got you covered. Today, we’re showing you an easy, fun, and unique way to decorate cupcakes for this special green themed day.
We’re excited to show you how to make these polka dot patterned fondant shamrocks with edible bling, because everything is better when it sparkles, especially on St. Patrick’s Day. This is a fast and easy cupcake decoration for school celebrations, home parties, work, or just for some family fun!
- Shamrock shaped cookie cutter
- Small circle shaped cookie cutter or decorating tip
- White fondant
- Green fondant
- Edible glitter
1) Roll out white fondant and cut out your preferred size of polka dots. Go as big or as small as you want, but keep in mind that the smaller your dots are, the more time-consuming your pattern will be, and taking too long can result in dried fondant.
2) Roll out green fondant and spray it heavily (without drowning your fondant) with water or vodka (vodka will dry faster than water). Line up your polka dots in your desired pattern. You can make a patterned space for up to 6-8 toppers at a time, but if you plan on making more than that, roll out new green fondant to use for another batch. Using your cookie cutter, cut shamrock shapes out of the fondant.
3) Let the shamrocks dry for a minimum of 4-6 hours until completely dry. When you touch the green fondant, it shouldn’t stick.
4) Once the green fondant is completely dry, carefully paint each polka dot (doing only one topper at a time) with water or vodka. Do not let the water touch the green fondant.
5) Dip your finger in edible glitter, and dab glitter on to each wet polka dot. Let the glitter dry just until they are not sticky to the touch (about an hour). Once dry, your shamrocks are set to use on cupcakes, cookies, or a festive cake. Dress up Oreos, brownies, or cake pops with smaller shamrocks for even more fun.
You can use this pattern and technique to create toppers for any occasion. Use different color and shape combinations for any holiday.
The sky’s the limit, so have fun with it!
What is your favorite part about St. Patrick’s Day?