I've been wanting to make a backdrop from candy or lollies for a long time now. When the girls at Paper Eskimo sent me some samples of their new cupcake topper range I knew exactly what I wanted to create.
Here's how I constructed it:
1. Paint a piece of mdf in your choosen colour (I selected a whisper pink)
2. Once paint is dry, sketch out the design you want to create onto the mdf. I chose a heart for Valentine's Day.
3. Using pre-prepared royal icing begin sticking the choc beans (or other lolly) to the board. This is not a difficult job, but it is time consuming. I did this while watching the Men's Australian Open final.
The cupcakes I baked were really easy to decorate. I piped buttercream using a large round tip and then turned the cupcake upside down and covered it in shredded coconut. This gave the cupcake a gorgeous texture. Top it off with a sweet little cupcake pick from Paper Eskimo and bobs your uncle (actually I do have an Uncle named Bob!) The cupcake liners are also from Paper Eskimo. I love them more than I love my salad spinner.
Photography Life in Bloom Photography
Styling Sharnel Dollar