Easy Tiger Cupcake Toppers – Sugarcrafters

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November 16 2020

Easy Tiger Cupcake Toppers

Design a variety of cute animals and novelty faces using this revolutionary all-in-one Mix ‘n’ Match Face Cutter from FMM. No matter what your animal theme whether it be farm animals, jungle animals or even mythical creatures this cutter can help you create them all!

With a little imagination you can create everything from a tiger or hippo to a unicorn or dragon! So many themes, just one cutter!

In this step-by-step we show you just how easy it is to make a tiger topper for your cupcakes.

For these cupcakes you will need:
Cooled cupcakes
Sugarpaste coloured in orange, cream & black - we suggest adding a little Sugarcel/CMC to make the sugarpaste slightly firmer and easier to handle.
Non stick mat
Non stick rolling pin
Black edible food pen
White edible pearls around 2mm
Fine tip paintbrush
Icing sugar for dusting

Bake your favourite cupcakes and leave them to cool.

1 - For the base of the face: roll out the orange sugarpaste and cut out an orange disc.



2 - For the ears: cut out 2 ovals and trim off the bottom section with the top part of the oval cutter to create a curved base. For the inner ear section take your cream coloured sugarpaste and cut out another 2 ovals. Use the oval cutter to again trim off the bottom section, this time making it shorter in length than the previous. Go over one side to make the shape slightly thinner and attach to the base with a little edible glue so that you have an orange outline.


3 - To create the mouth area: cut out another disc in the cream sugarpaste. Go over the disc to create a sharp oval and attach to the bottom of your face.


4 - To create the nose, eyes & stripes: roll out the black sugarpaste and cut out a small oval for the nose, 2 small circles for the eyes and 3 triangles. Using the outer edge of the triangle cutter go over the triangle shapes dividing them into 3 to create the tiger's striped. Attach with a little edible glue.

5 - For extra detailing: use a black edible food pen to draw on the mouth and tiny edible pearls to highlight the eyes and nose.

6 - To attach to your cupcake: apply a thin layer of buttercream to the centre of your cupcake and position the face on top. Gently push down to secure.



These animal faces aren't just limited to creating cute cupcake toppers, they also make the perfect decoration to any animal themed celebration cake. Why not try attaching them to the sides of your farm-themed cakes to add that extra fun element!