Mrs. G has heard a lot of people expressed how much they dislike about gum paste and fondant decoration on their cupcakes. Most of them agree that they make the cupcakes look like a "super model", but those decoration kill the flavor of a cupcake. So if you don't like gum paste and fondant, what could you/C for Cupcake Cupcakery do to make your cupcakes look as amazing as their taste?
There are quite a few alternatives -
Seasonal fresh fruits - such as strawberry, raspberry, and cherry.
|Home made candied orange|
Dried fruits and nuts
|Cashew Nut Brittle Cupcakes (Picture from Blog - Our Eyes Eat First)|
Candies and other treats - or if you like a treat on the top of your cupcake, we could use candies, cookies, coconuts, etc.
|Easter chocolate candies with toasted coconut|
Powder sugar, powder chocolate or shredded chocolate
|Using powder sugar for decoration on cupcakes|
(Picture from the Cupcake Blog)
|Mixing fresh fruit and powder sugar for decoration|
(Picture from 123RF)
Mrs. G home made vegan chocolate cupcake topped
with shredded chocolate
Fresh flower petals - some flower petals are edible, some not!
|Mixing fresh fruit and fresh edible flowers for decoration|
(Desert from Extraordinary Dessert; picture from Flickrfan Stan)
Cupcake topper - you could get the toppers from any craft store or baking supply store. Or you could even make your own toppers.
|Picture from Epicute|
There are so many ways to make your cupcakes look great without sacrificing the taste of them. I hope that this post could help you to decide what you could do with your cupcakes the next time without those fancy gum paste and fondant decoration. Mrs. G personally thinks that these non-gum paste or fondant toppings are classy and tasty!