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Circus Ticket Cupcakes

Circus Themed Cupcakes are delicious Circus Ticket Cupcakes for birthday party food ideas
Servings 12 cupcakes


  • 12 vanilla cupcakes
  • 3-4 oz. white fondant
  • 2-3 oz. red fondant
  • 1 black edible ink marker
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups icing/confectioners’ sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • Sprinkles


  • As the cupcakes cool down (they need to be completely cool before adding any sort of decorations/icing), make the fondant circus tickets: use a rolling pin to roll out white fondant until it’s about 1/3 of an inch thick.
  • Use a paring knife to cut the white fondant in 12 rectangles, 1 inch x 2 inches in size.
  • Roll out the red fondant until it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Cut out 24 strips, about 3 inches (or morin length and ¼ of an inch wide.
  • On the top and bottom of each white fondant rectangle, press a red fondant strip. Trim where necessary.
  • Use edible black marker to write out the word “TICKET.”
  • Using the end of Wilton icing tip #12, trim out a demi-circle from the corner of each fondant ticket.
  • In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugar and milk with an electric mixer.
  • Gradually increase the electric mixer to high and once all ingredients are well combined, scoop buttercream into a piping bag with Wilton tip #12 attached.
  • Frost each cupcake and then garnish with sprinkles.
  • Place one fondant ticket on each cupcake. Serve and enjoy!