Homemade Cupcake Confetti

Lately I’ve been consumed by the idea of DIY edible gifts. Especially the kind that can be doubled up as favours… you know, like petit chocolates for a wedding, maybe a cute little macaron pop, or a boxed cupcake for a bridal shower. We all know that to have these little delights made up in massive numbers can be a very expensive operation. So I thought that I’d post a few simple tips and tricks for those of us who love a little DIY, and share one of my personal and ridiculously simple favourites.

Homemade Cupcake Confetti

Materials

You will need:

A paring knife
A small rolling pin (large one will work too!)
Some corn flour
A Wilton number 12 round piping tip
Ready to roll fondant, in your choice of colours
Tip – Always add colour to your fondant gradually, especially when colour matching

Begin by dabbing a small amount of corn flour to your work bench.
Roll out your coloured fondant very thin, to a thickness of no more than 2 millimeters
I like to let my rolled fondant dry out for at least 15 mins before I start the next step!

Dust a little extra corn flour over the surface of the rolled fondant.
Using your piping tip, press firmly, and repeatedly into the fondant in straight lines , this will get the most  out of your rolled fondant.

You don’t need to release each round of confetti with each press. Instead, only tip out the contents of the piping tip when it fills to the top, and you can just feel it on your fingertips. Use your paring knife to release the odd stubborn round that wont come out.

Let your confetti rest in a cool dry place for at least 24 hours.

Tip: Notice the row of accumulated rounds in the piping tip. Ensure you have enough corn flour on the surface, so that they all come apart very easily and you don’t end up with sticky doubles

Once you’ve allowed your confetti to dry over night, they’ll be ready to mix up and package beautifully.

Tip: These jars were purchased at Hot Dollar Bondi Westfield for $1.50 each. Don’t be conned into spending too much. Always Check the variety stores first!

Always add bows. Super simple. Super cute.

 

Leave a comment sharing the best favour you ever received at an event. Was it edible, functional or a just a pretty little dust collector? Happy Friday Folks!

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Viola Doyle

Viola Marie Doyle is a Sydney based writer, cake decorator, food enthusiast and frequent jet setter. Formerly the Editor of The Journal Magazine Australia, Viola now relishes the opportunity to explore the little curiosities that she defines as the sweet life. Follow Viola on Instagram @violamariedoyle

5 Comments

  • Reply February 10, 2012

    Daphne

    OMG! that is AWESOME. Thx for the post :)

  • Reply February 11, 2012

    claire neill

    Very Clever …They look adorable!

  • Reply February 13, 2012

    Gina

    so sweet, creative, simple and effective.

  • Reply February 20, 2012

    Aleen Atencio

    What a great idea!!

  • Reply April 19, 2012

    Jo

    Viola! Such a cute and simple idea. Definitely something to consider for upcoming niece’s birthday!

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