Our Fairy Garden Cupcakes

Welcome to the March Pinterest Challenge! The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate us to not just pin, but to make it happen!

When I saw that this month's Pinterest Challenge theme was Magical March I asked my son if he'd help me make either a fairy garden cake or cupcakes. 



We ultimately settled on cupcakes and thought we'd do something similar to this pin.  Not having much experience at all with fondant we weren't sure how it was going to go but we were up for the challenge. 

He baked up a batch of vanilla cupcakes. 


Once cooled I whipped up a batch of buttercream frosting and tinted it green.  I had planned to use a grass piping tip to pipe green grass on our cupcakes but found I didn't have a grass tip!  I tried out a few other tips before settling on using a traditional start tip and piping my frosting on the same as always.



Alec whipped up some homemade fondant and set to work making mushrooms, flowers, ladybugs, bees, and dragon flies.  It was much harder than we thought working in miniature but I do think they turned out so sweet!    



3 flowers

ladybug, flower, and mushroom

Mushroom & snail


We decided to add a bumble bee to our rose



Dragonfly and fairy mushroom house complete with door 



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  1. These cupcakes are amazing and they are very cute. What great work x

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  2. These are great! I love the idea of doing something rather than pinning it!

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    1. I try to use a lot of the stuff I find and Pin otherwise it just tends to get lost in the shuffle.

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  3. Yum! Not only do those look absolutely adorable but they speak to my sweet tooth too!! Great job! It's nice to see a different interpretation of a fairy garden :o)

    Tania

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    1. Thanks! I was so happy we were able to pull it off.

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  4. These came out amazing! I LOVE fondant- love the way it looks AND tastes- I would love these :)

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    1. Nope, I will not eat it.. yucky marshmallows... but it was fun to play with and easier for making 3-D shapes than frosting that's for sure!

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  5. I think this may speak the saying "you can't have your cake and eat it too" because that is one cake I would want to HAVE! So adorable!

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  6. These are darling! I love them and would be eating them for sure!

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    1. Yep, they only lasted a couple of days and vanished like magic!

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  7. These are adorable! I love that you did them together with your son. I have never tried working with fondant before, but it's something I'd like to do.

    Alexandra
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    OnRockwoodLane.com

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    1. My son sculpts a lot of different things using polymer clay so I knew he would be perfect for this (plus he's a culinary student now so it combines two of his talents!).

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    1. I'm pretty sure that is Alec's end goal.... and I have already volunteered to help.

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  9. These are sooo cute! I've never worked with fondant but it looks like you can get some really fun results with it.

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  10. I dont know if the mushroom or the bee is my favorite part.
    You make me want to try to dip my finger into baking

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    1. Aw, thank you! It wasn't easy working in miniature but it was fun.

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  11. You and your son did such a cute job on those adorable cupcakes!!! You work well together !

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  12. OMG! These cupcakes look so cute and yummy! I love the toadstool and the bee and the ladybug! Such a cute and clever cupcake idea.

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  13. You both did a wonderful job making these fairy tale themed cupcakes! I've never worked with fondant and it must have been a challenge to dye it and make miniature decorations, but they are all so cute! Bravo!

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    1. It was definitely a challenge but one I am glad we took on.

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  14. These are super cute!! We need to explore fondant!

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  15. I love that you took the fairy garden theme and made cupcakes! They are beautiful!

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  16. You both made the cutest looking cupcakes Joanne. They are just too pretty to eat!

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    1. Aw, thank you; but I can assure you that no one in our family thought they were too pretty to eat. LOL

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  17. Your cupcakes turned out so cute -- almost too cute to eat.

    Thanks so much for sharing this at our Party in Your PJs link party.

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  18. Oh how adorable!!!!

    Melissa | Little Frugal Homestead

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  19. oh, this makes me smile :) Your son did a fantastic job with this challenge! I'm inspired - 3 of our grandchildren will be visiting soon and I think we will have to build a fairy garden together!

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  20. How creative!! Thanks so much for linking up with me at A Themed Linkup 48 for Crafts and DIY. Pinned!

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  21. C U T E ! ! The fondant creations are just exquisite! I especially love all the insects! pinning -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  22. These are so sweet but you know what REALLY impresses me? Homemade fondant! wow!
    I think the little bee, ladybird etc are just so lovely, worth the fiddle they were to make I'd say.

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    1. Yeah, I thought that was impressive too! He said it was really easy to make (I will admit tinting the fondant was messy!).

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  23. Your awesome post is featured on Full Plate Thursday,529! Thanks so much for sharing with us. Come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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