Learn how to make these adorable edible sea world cupcake toppers! Sea shells, starfish and octopus can also be used for sea world themed cakes.
This is a pretty simple tutorial that anyone can do! And guess what? Most of the tools I used to make these sea world cupcake toppers can easily be substituted for everyday household/kitchen items.
There is no need to run to the shop and buy all the tools just for this project. If you know you will be using them often, then by no means go ahead and buy them. But if you don’t know it yet, then simply have a look around your house first to see what you could find. I am sure you would be quite successful at finding adequate substitutions.
List of tools used to make these sea world cupcake toppers:
- Rolling pin
- Paint brush + water
- Ball tool
- Shell tool
- Scallop tool
- Blade tool (or a knife)
- Edible black marker
- Sharp point tool (or a tooth pick)
- 4.5cm fluted shaped round cutter
- Piping tip
- + dark blue, light blue, white & red fondant
Tools used for each fondant topper:
Paint brush + water, light blue fondant, white fondant, red fondant (for the tongue) – optional, ball tool (or the other end of your paint brush), edible black marker or black fondant.
To make one star fish (2.5 – 3.5cm) you will need 10 grams of light blue (or any other color) fondant + only a tiny bit of white & red fondant.
Paint brush + water, light blue fondant, ball tool & blade tool (or a knife).
To make one shell (4 cm long) you will need 5 grams of light blue fondant.
Rolling pin, paint brush + water, light blue & white fondant, shell tool and a piping tip.
To make one oyster shell you will need about 3 grams of light blue fondant + some white fondant for the pearl.
Paint brush & water, light blue fondant, white fondant, black edible marker, ball tool & scallop (smile) tool.
To make one octopus topper you will need about 12 grams of light blue fondant and a tiny piece of white fondant.
Just to show you how easy it is to make sea world cupcake toppers have a look at these tool substitutions:
If you don’t have one, use black fondant instead. If you don’t have black fondant you could also use black coloring only (either color the fondant black or simply use a paint brush and color the eyes with it).
This is used for starfish topper tongue only. I used it but you can use other color such as white or again color white fondant red (if you have red food coloring at home – but not liquid one)
Sharp point tool
A toothpick will work here.
If you don’t have this tool you could use the end of a paint brush – if it is not too thick.
Use a glass jar or a glass bottle instead. I did it a few times when I was starting and didn’t have a rolling pin. A wine bottle is a pretty good substitution here but you will have to get rid of the label before you start rolling out the fondant.
If you don’t have one, don’t panic! You might have a bottle cap or some other small round item in your house. These may not give you smooth edge but all you have to do is smoothen it with your fingers. You see? Nothing will stop you making even mother of pearl cupcake toppers!
A knife is the easiest substitution that you will definitely find in your kitchen.
Check out your glasses, jars, mugs! You might be able to use them. You won’t get the fluted shaped edges but that’s not that important.
Watch this video tutorial here: