Wilton Precious Gems MotherÂ’s Day Mini Cupcakes

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Precious Gems MotherÂ’s Day Mini Cupcakes

Make Mom feel like the “gem” she is by making her these cupcakes for her special day.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include neither the time to bake nor cool the cupcakes. Project time does not include the time for fondant projects to dry. Note: to make gum paste, break about 1/4 teaspoon of Ready-To-Use Gum Paste into very small pieces. Dissolve pieces in about 1 tablespoon water. Let rest about 1 hour. Mixture will be ready to use even if some pieces have not dissolved.
  • 2
    Make rings two days in advance. Tint 6 ounce fondant Gray. Knead 1/2 teaspoon of Gum-Tex into Gray fondant. Use gum paste mold to mold mesh, chain link or square chain border to make 24 bands. Unmold according to package directions. For mesh border, use ruler and fondant trimmer to cut only two rows of dots. For each ring, use trimmer to cut, 2-3/4 inch long. Use cornstarch-dusted dowel rod to wrap rings around. Use lightly dampened brush to secure ends together. Lightly press together and flatten slightly where gem will sit. Keep flat to dry overnight. For gem backs, use gray fondant and jewelry fondant and gum paste mold to make eight of each ring setting. Unmold according to package directions. Let dry overnight. For gems, reserve some White, then tint 3/8 inch ball of fondant each Kelly Green, Royal Blue, Red, Sky Blue, Rose, Topaz, Violet and Peridot. Use jewelry fondant and gum paste mold to make eight each round, square and gems. Unmold according to package directions. Let dry overnight.
  • 3
    Assemble rings one day in advance. Use Silver pearl dust/lemon extract mixture and brush to paint all rings and settings. Once dry, brush with dry Silver pearl dust. Use matching color pearl dust/lemon extract mixture and brush to paint all gems. For light colored gems, brush with White Pearl Dust. Prepare gum glue adhesive following recipe directions. Use brush and gum glue adhesive to attach gems to backs and then backs to band. Let dry overnight.
  • 4
    Prepare cupcake batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool cupcakes. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Use spatula and icing to ice tops of cupcakes smooth.
  • 5
    Press rings in center of cupcakes. Place cupcakes on stand.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • Wilton Decorator Preferred Fondant White 24 oz. 104795455
  • Wilton Gum-Tex Karaya 6 oz. Gum Paste Shaper 104105020
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Black 104103425
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Kelly Green 104103421
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Royal Blue 104103417
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Red-Red 104103424
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Sky Blue 104103419
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Rose 104103413
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Golden Yellow 104103403
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Brown 104103415
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Violet 104103416
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Lemon Yellow 104103402
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Leaf Green 104103422
  • Wilton Pure Lemon Extract 2 oz. 104559997
  • Wilton Pearl Dust 1 oz. Silver 104103524
  • Wilton Pearl Dust 1 oz. Orchid Pink 104103523
  • Wilton Pearl Dust 1 oz. White 104103525
  • Wilton Pearl Dust 1 oz. Leaf Green 104103516
  • Wilton Pearl Dust 1 oz. Lilac Purple 104103517
  • Wilton Pearl Dust 1 oz. Sapphire Blue 104103518
  • Wilton Pearl Dust 1 oz. Ruby Red 104103519
  • Wilton Pearl Dust 1 oz. Yellow 104103520
  • Wilton Ready-To-Use Gum Paste 104105024
  • Your Favorite Cupcake Recipe
  • Your Favorite Buttercream Icing Recipe
  • Wilton Roll-N-Cut Mat 104106118
  • Wilton Fondant Rolling Pin 9 inch 104105836
  • Wilton Fondant and Gum Paste Mold Jewelry 104726995
  • Wilton Fondant Trimmer 104726988
  • Wilton Plastic Dowel Rods 4 pc. 104106098
  • Cupcake Spatula (or other Spatula)
  • Wilton Perfect Results Mini Cupcake Pan 24 pc. 104105444
  • Wilton 10 inch x 16 inch Cooling Grid 104106022
  • Wilton Mini Baking Cups of Your Choice
  • Plastic Ruler
  • Cornstarch