Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Today's post is another fondant cupcake topper tutorial.  It's the third in a series of similar type toppers including Disney's Cars and Thomas the Tank Engine. All the sets are great for your child's birthday party.  This week I'm bringing you toppers for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.  I created this simple topper that would be special for a party for your favorite TMNT fan!

Tools needed:
  • White fondant (you could also buy colored fondant if you didn't want to tint it)
  • Red, orange, green, blue, and purple food coloring (or at least primary colors)
  • Fondant roller
  • Paint brush
  • Black edible marker (available at most craft stores or online)
  • Gum glue (1/4 cup water with small balls of fondant or gum paste dissolved in it)
  • Spatula
  • Large Wilton round cutter (or any round cutter around the size of a standard cupcake)
  • Start with a ball of fondant approximately 2.5 inches in diameter
  • Work green coloring through the fondant to achieve a uniform color
  • Roll the fondant out to around 1/16 in
  • Using a large round cutter, press out the shapes for the turtles.  A 2 1/2 in diameter ball of fondant yields 12 toppers.

  • Tint a small amount of fondant the desired color of the mask (purple, orange, red, and blue)
  • Roll the fondant out to around 1/16 in
  • Using a long spatula (or Exacto knife), cut out the shape for the mask.  I did a straight piece with another piece angled up or down.  You can either do the mask as one piece, or two pieces.
  • Paint gum glue on the back of the mask and attach to the main green piece.
  • Cut out two eyes using the #12 tip and attach (using gum glue) to the mask
  • Using an edible marker, draw in details of the eyes and mouth.
  • Repeat the process for each turtle, changing masks colors if needed.  

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