Halloween is coming pretty fast so why not make some Jack Skellington Cupcake Toppers? A few simple tools + black and white fondant are all you need!
What I like about Halloween is that you can go wild when it comes to decorations, costumes, drinks, foods and party ideas! There are no boundaries or limits (only your budget) and you are allowed to do or make anything. The crazier the better! The scarier the better! And I have to say people are pretty creative when it comes to Halloween!
This year I’ve already seen so many cool looking snacks, dishes, desserts and treats! It’s incredible! I am not that creative myself (sometimes I have my moments but this year it is not going) so I am playing it safe with these Halloween Jack Skellington Cupcake Toppers.
I like these cupcake toppers because they are fun and as usual they are easy to make. Now because it is Halloween and because it is Jack Skellington theme, you don’t need to make them perfect. Because who is perfect? Not me!
Last year I was a bit more creative and made these R.I.P. Halloween Dessert Shooters. The pictures were not great as I was not paying too much attention to photos so forgive me for that. The year before that I made these cool looking fondant Halloween Cupcake Toppers (they could be cake toppers as well). Again the picture is pretty average but it is all about the video. So check it out if interested.
So let’s get down to this year’s Halloween cupcake toppers business:
What you’ll need:
Fondant for 12 toppers:
- Rolling Pin
- Paint Brush
- Round Cookie Cutter
- Icing Sugar for Dusting
- Bone Cake Modelling Tool
- Flower/Leaf Shaping Cake Modelling Tool
- + Water
How to make these Halloween Jack Skellington cupcake toppers:
The following process is easy like most of the fondant projects I make. I try using tools that are available in every household. If you see me using special cake decorating tools, then I will also include simple substitutions which might help you deciding whether you can make it or not.
Start off with rolling out white fondant. Roll it out thin. Using your round cutter, cut out circles. If you are making 12 of them I suggest you cut out all 12 circles first, then move onto making the face.
For the face:
The eyes are made by rolling black fondant into balls, then barrels which are flattened. With your circle cutter, trim off one edge of the barrel shape. Smoothen the edges and shape them into kind of a drop. Have a look at the video or picture if you are not sure.
For the mouth:
This is the fun part. You will need to roll black fondant into really thin and long spaghetti. This will be the mouth onto which you will attach the “stitches” (1cm in length). Attach these onto the spaghetti. This should be about 8 cm long for each mouth. This will depend how you will shape the mouth and where you will position it. Again, no need for perfection here! Jack Skellington is not perfect after all!
I simply made an indentation into white fondant somewhere in the middle of the circle and filled these with a very small piece of fondant. I pressed it down and shaped a bit with bone cake modelling tool. Have a look at the video for a better understanding.
Cover the cupcakes with these toppers and keep in the fridge until ready. They will keep well in the fridge.
Use corn flour instead.
Round cookie cutter
Use any round glass you have on hand. Just make sure it is wide enough to cover the cupcake.
A wine bottle could do the trick. However, you might need a bit of patience.
If you don’t have one, you could use a piece of a paper kitchen towel. Slightly dip it in the water. You only need a touch of water. Don’t make the fondant too wet.
Bone cake modelling tool
This tool can be substituted for anything with a blunt end such as paint brush, or a small knife.
Flower/Leaf shaping cake modelling tool
If you don’t have one, don’t worry. You can omit it or use a knife. This tool helps you shape the corners of the eyes.