Winnie the Pooh Cupcakes

 

I am so excited for the Christopher Robin movie to finally come out. I have been waiting a long time for it to get to theatres: it’s a film I’m looking forward to. In preparation for its debut today, I put together these Winnie the Pooh cupcakes. I absolutely adore how they came out. Fondant may seem intimidating, but it’s easy to work with! Pooh is probably one of my favorite Disney characters. He’s just so loving, gentle, and innocent. Now, you can bring him to your dessert table with my oh-so simple cupcakes! Off to the Hundred Acre Wood we go!

 

Winnie the Pooh Cupcakes

Course Dessert
Servings 12 Cupcakes
Author Jennifer Grooms

Ingredients

  • 12 of your favorite chocolate cupcakes we baked them in a red cupcake liners
  • 8 oz. yellow fondant
  • Cornstarch for rolling
  • Cookie cutter about 2 inches in diameter
  • Bowl of water and a paintbrush
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Black frosting

Instructions

  1. Allow your cupcakes to cool completely before decorating. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and dust your working surface with a thin layer of cornstarch. Roll your fondant to be about ¼ of an inch thick and use your cookie cutter to cut out 12 fondant circles.
  2. Next, roll spheres about one inch in diameter, you’ll need twelve of these. Flatten them out and shape them into ovals.
  3. Roll 24 smaller spheres and shape them to look like Pooh’s ears (flat and pointed at one end).
  4. Using a stand mixer, beat butter, icing sugar, milk and vanilla extract until smooth. Use an offset spatula to frost each of your cupcakes.
  5. Assemble your fondant pieces: place your flat oval in the center of your large fondant circle. You can brush water on back of the oval so that it sticks onto the circle.
  6. Using Wilton tip #7, draw Pooh’s nose and eyes with black frosting. Switch to Wilton tip #6 and draw on his eyebrows.
  7. Place Pooh’s face on each cupcake and apply his ears (brush the back of each ear with water to secure it on his face).

Recipe Notes

If you don't have time to bake your own cupcakes you can always go to your local bakery and pick up 12 cupcakes, take most of the icing off then follow the rest of the directions.