Angry Bird Star Wars Fondant Cupcake Tutorial

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Hello friends!
Today I have a tutorial for these Angry Bird Star Wars Fondant Cupcakes.  I made them for the boys birthday party last year and asked if anyone would like a more detailed explanation or visuals of the whole process.  Well a few of you did so here it is 🙂  Be sure to check out the original Angry Bird Star Wars Cupcakes post where I show you all of the deliciousness that is happening on the inside of these.  #nomnom

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So I made each of the cupcake toppers using store bought marshmallow fondant from Michaels.  I created them three weeks before the party and stored them in an air tight container until the big day.
 

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For 24 cupcake toppers you will need 1 package of white marshmallow fondant.  Divide the fondant into small batches and colour each one according to what Angry Bird Star Wars characters that you plan to create.  Wilton colour gel works best to get the desired colour.
 

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A golf ball size of fondant will yield about four cupcake toppers.  I mix varying colours and sizes by guestamating how much fondant I will need.  No exact science here.  Leave a little white fondant left over just incase you need to make more of a certain colour.
 

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Lay a sheet of wax paper on your working surface to make moving the cupcake topper easier.  Dust the paper and rolling pin with cornstarch to prevent the fondant from sticking.  
 

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Roll out the fondant for each cupcake topper to about 1/8″ thick.  Cut out a circle shape using a circle cookie cutter.
 

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Using a sharp knife cut details out of the remaining character details.  Some useful fondant shaping tools that you can find around the house are; plastic kid knives, toothpicks and chop sticks.
 

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Roll circles and cilindars with your fingers and attach to the topper base with a bit of water. 
 

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Here is the visual step by step for Chewbacca…

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I cut his “fur” using a knife, rolled and cut out his ammo belt and rolled the eyes into little balls.


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I rolled tiny little strips for the eyebrows and glued them on with a bit of water and pressure from a toothpick in the centre.


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Finally added a yellow beak with toothpick detailing.


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The visuals for Darth Vader…
 

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I rolled the details and cut them out with a knife.  The lines in the face mask were added with a toothpick.  Tiny grey balls were rolled and glued with a bit of water to the face.  Eyes were added later in the same manner.


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The visual step by step for Yoda {my favorite}…
 

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Yoda has so many details that I rolled most of them by hand.  Formed them with my fingers and glued on with a bit of water.


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More details were added with a toothpick.


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The visuals for Han Solo…
 

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And finally all of our Angry Bird Star Wars Cupcakes….
I don’t have photos for R2D2 as he was a last minute addition requested by Isaiah.
 

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6 Comments

  1. aybaebae says

    Thanks for sharing Heather! These are amazing. My son is having an AGSW party in 2-weeks and I’m going to attempt these tonight. Mind me asking what size the circle cookie cutter was? And did you place everything in the airtight container in single rows or do you know if fondant can be stacked? It’s been a long time since I worked with this medium — just want to be efficient as I realize I don’t have much time to experiment. Thanks for your help!

    • Heather Painchaud says

      Hmmm I am not sure what size it was – maybe 2.5″? The same size as the top of the cupcake. I put them into a container in a single layer but you could stack them just be sure to place a sheet of wax paper between each layer so that they do not stick together. Have fun! And thanks so much for visiting!

  2. Kelly Morse says

    Heather, these are absolutely amazing and I want to do them for my son’s ABSW birthday party. I attempted the Chewbacca today and used powdered sugar so they wouldn’t stick instead of the cornstarch. Mine just looked dusty, so how did you get them to look so clean and NOT like they have the cornstarch all over them?

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