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Clown Hat Circus Cupcakes

Yields12 Servings

Clown cupcakes decorated with fondant

 ½ stick butter, softened
 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
 12 tbsp milk
 68 oz green fondant
 46 oz yellow fondant
 12 oz light purple fondant
 12 oz baby blue fondant
 1 circular cookie cutter, about 2 ½ inches in diameter
 Wilton icing tip #12
 Wilton icing tip #101
 24 toothpicks

Before decorating, ensure that the cupcakes are cooled down completely.


The butter, confectioners’ sugar, and milk are the ingredients that make up the buttercream. Place all three in a large bowl and beat using an electric mixer. Be sure to start the speed on low and increase to high.
Once the ingredients are well-combined and form semi-stiff peaks, the buttercream is complete. Using an offset spatula, frost each cupcake with a thin layer of buttercream.


Roll out the green fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Use the circular cookie cutter to cut out 12 green fondant circles.

Fondant rolled out and cut in circles


Cover each cupcake with one fondant circle.

creating clown hats out of fondant


Divide the yellow fondant into 12 one-inch spheres. Shape each one into a cone.


Roll out the light purple fondant and the blue fondant so that they’re each about ¼ of an inch thick.

Using the tip of Wilton #12, cut out 12 small circles of blue and purple fondant.

Stick one of each color on the yellow fondant cones.

Clown toppers for cup cakes


Insert a toothpick into the center of each cupcake and then insert the yellow cone.


Insert another toothpick into each cone, having a small portion of the toothpick poke through the top.

Clown cupcake recipe - put a toothpick through the edible dough


Roll out 6 spheres of purple fondant and 6 spheres blue fondant - about ½ an inch in size each.

Insert one sphere on top of each cone (the tip of the toothpick will help keep it secure).

6 clown cupcakes resting ready for the hat topper


Scoop the remaining buttercream into a small piping bag with Wilton tip #101 attached.

Using a back and forth motion, frost the circumference of the bottom of each fondant cone.

Serve and enjoy!

clown cupcakes being constructed

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

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