Music Cupcakes! Make Musician Themed Cup Cakes - A Cupcake Addiction How to Tutorial how to make
Music Cupcakes! Make Musician Themed Cup Cakes - A Cupcake Addiction How to Tutorial
English (United Kingdom) English (United Kingdom) Hello and welcome to Cupcake Addiction's MusicCupcake Tutorial where I'll be showing you how to make these 2 different music-inspiredcupcakes. Now, the Sydney Opera House is having its was a great time to create something sortof inspired by the Sydney Opera House music opera. What better than music cupcakes?Tools and equipment that we will be using today:I've got some black sanding sugar. I've got some of our perfectly pipeable buttercreamfrosting just in vanilla. I will leave a link to that in the description box below.I've got a pair of scissors. I've got a small square of greaseproof paper.I've got a fondant roller or regular rolling pin will do.My black liners today but obviously, you canchange up the colors for these if you'd like. I've got a small spoon.A knife. I've got zip lock bag.I've got a piece of soft eating liquorice. Now this is not your regular twist liquorice.It's quite a soft liquorice that you can roll out and we can manipulate. You can also useblack fondant if you don't have access to soft liquorice where you are.I've got some melted black candy melts. And I've also got just a little template.Now once again, I'll leave a link to this in the description box below but it's justsome little musical notes that we're going to trace around with another piece of waxpaper that we're just going to stick over the top for our tracing.So let's get started. Now the first thing that we're going to dois we're going to start preparing our little chocolate decorations or our candy melt decorations.So you just want to take your piece of wax paper and your little template there and we'rejust going to spoon some candy melts into that zip lock bag. Make sure you let all ofthe air out into that bag. Push it all to one corner and you just want to cut off justa quite a fine little tip off the end. You want to fashion it into a nice fine littlepiping tip so we can trace around our musical notes. So when I put that out on the mat,you can see there, it's just giving us a nice fine little chocolate line. So you just wantto trace out as many of these as you like. I felt that it look good with just a three,but if you want to add more or less or whatever you like. Perfect!Now those ones can go off into the freezer. They're only going to need a few minutes becausethey're quite thin. Off into the freezer to set.Now for the keys of our piano, I did try doing them in the candy melts but I just felt likethey weren't neat enough. They weren't as nice and rigid on the edges so that's whereour soft-eating liquorice comes in. Now as I mentioned, the soft-eating liquorice youcan roll it. So I'm just going to apply quite a bit of pressure there to my fondant roller.I'm using liquorice today and not fondant just because it's something we can find quiteeasily here on Australia and, you know, a lot of different countries. It's just easyto find in your supermarket and you can just buy one bag of it for 2 dollars or so. Youdon't have to keep an entire pot of black fondant laying around. Perfect! So there'syour little piece of soft-eating liquorice. Now, you just want to take your knife andwe're just going to cut away that ragged edge about that much, and then I'm going to cutsort of just even little length keys. Beautiful! Alright, so there's our littlekeys waiting for us to complete our cupcakes. Now, let's get frosting on those cupcakes.So to frost our cupcakes, I'm going to do our flat top frosting style. Now we do havean entire tutorial on our channel dedicated to getting this flat top frosting style downpath and I will leave a link to that in the description box below. But the basic principlebehind it is that you pile the frosting up nice and high on the cupcake and then youkind of squish it down so that it's overlapping around the edges. And then we use the backof the knife just to neaten those edges off in a nice sort of a flat style so kind offlatten the top down a little bit. You see it sort of squishes it out over the edges,back of the knife around it. I love the flat top frosting style for whenI really want decorations to be the star of the cupcake and when I don't want the domedshaped of our regular cupcakes to interfere with the decorating that I'm doing. So I reallywant like a nice sturdy flat base for whatever decoration I'm putting on. Repeat that withthe second cupcake. Perfect! So there you've got your 2 flat-top nicely frosted cupcakesready to go. Now, for one of them we're going to put thesanding sugar all the way around the outside to give it a little bit of a border or a littlebit of a rim. So to do that, I actually would prefer to put my sanding sugar into a niceflat dish so either a tray or just a regular plate, something that's not so deep as a bowl.I opted for just a regular dinner plate. So I'm just going to sprinkle those in there,and then I'm just going to sort of flatten them out so that they're all about the samelevel. Now we're just going to just rim our cupcakes, so just sort of keeping it facingtowards me. But I can see there that it's going up the side. And you don't really wantit to go up the top at all because it will naturally kind of go over that way. Give ita little shake off so that you're not having any excess dripping on to your nice lightfrosting. Perfect! So there's your to go and that's now just waiting for ourlittle set decorations. Now, for this other one, we want to give itsort of the top half of the piano look. So this is where my greaseproof paper comes in.Make sure that you've got and then I put it about, I guess, of theway up and push it down just a little bit into that frosting so that I've got a niceseal there or a nice line. And I know that it's kind of pushed down so that no sandingsugar is going to go underneath it. Pat down that sanding sugar once again. And then I'mjust going to make sure I got a nice even coat. Pick it up. Have a look. You can seejust a little bit more there. Now, you can peel away that baking paper. And don't worryif it pulls up a little bit of the frosting with it. We're going to re-smooth that. Andthen you just want to just do the edges just down toward where that line is. So I'm rightdown at eye level with it just so that I can see that I'm sort of meeting up with the line.Perfect! Now you can just sort of just pat it back until its nice little round shapethere, and then you want to take your knife again and we're just going to re-smooth thisso that it's smooth as you can get it. Perfect! Now you want to use the back of that knifebecause it's going to be a bit fatter than the front of the knife, and you just wantto make your little key indents. So when you make a key indent, make them the same widthwith the [par] and you just want to slide the knife in and then kind of drag it downa little bit and then give it a little wipe off on a tea towel just so it's nice and cleaneach time. Perfect! Now once again, you just want to smooth that off just with the backof your knife. Alright, now just to neaten this up ever soslightly and this is probably the perfectionist in me, I like to just take that candy meltonce again, give it a little squeeze to make sure it's still nice and fluid, and I liketo just edge that line and then down the side. Beautiful! Now we can take our little keysand we can just stick them in however you like.So make sure with the keys that they go over one of those lines. So they don't go on topof the other keys that you've got there. They actually go in between in them, going overone of those little joining lines. Perfect! That completes your little piano. That oneis now ready to go. It's time to get our musical notes out ofthe freezer and we'll stick them on our other cupcake and then we're done.Now when your musical notes come out of the freezer, they should be really nice and setand you shouldn't have to do much to get them off that wax paper, just be really gentlewith it. They are going to be quite fragile and work with them as quickly as you can.So I like to start with that treble clef because it's the most fragile, pop it on to the cupcake,and then our little single note. Sort of slide it around to positionit and then just give it a little tap with your finger just to secure it in place. Lovely!So there you've got your gorgeous and relatively simple music-inspired cupcakes. I hope thatyou guys loved this tutorial. I hope that you'll find somebody that loves music that'sgoing to appreciate this style of cupcake. As always guys, make sure to check out thechannel My Cupcake Addiction if you want to see more from us and thanks very much fortuning in.