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Circus Clown Cupcakes

Circus Clown Hat Cupcakes
Servings 12 cupcakes


  • 12 vanilla cupcakes we used a Vanilla box cake mix!
  • ½ stick butter softened
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • 6-8 oz. green fondant
  • 4-6 oz. yellow fondant
  • 1-2 oz. light purple fondant
  • 1-2 oz. baby blue fondant
  • 1 circular cookie cutter about 2 ½ inches in diameter
  • Wilton icing tip #12
  • Wilton icing tip #101
  • 24 toothpicks


  • Before decorating, ensure that the cupcakes are cooled down completely.
  • The butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk are the ingredients that make up the buttercream. Place all three in a large bowl and beat using an electric mixer.
  • Be sure to start the speed on low and increase to high.
  • Once the ingredients are well-combined and form semi-stiff peaks, the buttercream is complete.
  • Using an offset spatula, frost each cupcake with a thin layer of buttercream.
  • Roll out the green fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick.
  • Use the circular cookie cutter to cut out 12 green fondant circles.
  • Cover each cupcake with one fondant circle.
  • Divide the yellow fondant into 12 one-inch spheres. Shape each one into a cone.
  • Roll out the light purple fondant and the blue fondant so that they’re each about ¼ of an inch thick.
  • Using the tip of Wilton #12, cut out 12 small circles of blue and purple fondant.
  • Stick one of each color on the yellow fondant cones.
  • Insert a toothpick into the center of each cupcake and then insert the yellow cone.
  • Insert another toothpick into each cone, having a small portion of the toothpick poke through the top.
  • Roll out 6 spheres of purple fondant and 6 spheres blue fondant - about ½ an inch in size each.
  • Insert one sphere on top of each cone (the tip of the toothpick will help keep it secure).
  • Scoop the remaining buttercream into a small piping bag with Wilton tip #101 attached.
  • Using a back and forth motion, frost the circumference of the bottom of each fondant cone.
  • Serve and enjoy!