Tint the fondant the desired color by kneading food color gels or food
color paste into the fondant. Be sure and where gloves to keep your hands
free of color.
Roll the fondant to 1/8-inch thick.
Use a cutter to cut the fondant into the desired shape and sizes. A
scalloped cutter or a cutter with a serrated edge makes interesting
With your finger, brush a very little water on the back of a cut fondant
piece and lay it on the cupcake.
Brush a very little water on the first layer of fondant to hold candies,
sparkles, or decorations on the cupcake.
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