Summer Luau Cupcakes with Fondant Flowers

I know many of us are gearing up for fall, and I’m looking forward to lots of fall baking…. but I have a few more desserts to share from last weeks’ Luau party before I dive fully into fall!   So let’s relish in just a couple more bright summery treats….

For these colorful cupcakes I used my favorite Vanilla Cupcake Recipe and Chocolate Cupcake Recipe, along with my Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting.

I used pretty, colorful liners from Confectionery House (I have a full post HERE on my favorite cupcake liners, and liners that keep their color after baking).

I decorated the cupcakes with the Fondant Flowers I shared how to make last week.

The large/standard sized cupcakes I frosted using a Wilton 1M tip.  I have a full post on How to Frost Cupcakes if you are new to cupcake decorating.

For the mini cupcakes, I used a large round tip (with about a 5/8″ opening) and simply held the piping tip above the center of the cupcake (about 1/2 inch from the surface of the cupcake), gave a good squeeze, then stopped squeezing and pulled straight up.  Then I added a little fondant flower on top of the frosting tip.

By preparing fondant flowers ahead of time to match the occasion, then using pretty, colorful liners, this simple style could be adapted to fit most any color scheme or occasion.

Happy Cupcake Decorating!

19 comments

  1. Your photos are as gorgeous as your cupcakes! Everything is beautiful!!!

  2. So fun! Love all the colors.

  3. Little beauties! I especially love the way the minis are frosted…like soft , little clouds:)

  4. I love the colors and the pretty papers, and am hoping you can help me out. We are to make 300 mini cupcakes for a handicapped children event. We have discovered that the pans we have are really mini tart pans and not mini cupcake pans. Mini cupcakes have a straight side and the bottoms are wider like those in your pictures. Would you mind telling us where we can order the “real” mini cupcake pans and also the liners that fit them properly. All the mini cupcake liners that are available in the stores are not tall enough and the bottoms are too narrow. We will be so grateful if you can help us out. Karen

    • The mini liners I used for the cupcakes above are from Confectionery House (as linked in the post). They are standard, (U.S. sized) mini cupcake liners. Mini cupcake pans (in the U.S.) are usually standardized as well… you should be able to buy them at any major craft store (Michael’s, Hobby Lobby) or kitchen store (such as Bed, Bath and Beyond). Mini cupcke pans and liners are quite small…. most of the time I would rather just make standard sized cupcakes, because they’re almost the same amount of work! Best of luck with your event!

  5. Beautiful…I just ordered the flowers cut set, I’m in love on how the flowers look.

  6. Fabulous color combo! Would be lovely for any summer or spring outdoor celebration, not necessarily a luau!

  7. These are very sweet and girly looking, I like it! Beautiful lighting in your images too.

  8. No sabría cual coger y comérmela con un buen vaso de leche.
    Estupendas

  9. I love the colors of the cupcake liners and how the style of frosting differs. Very Beautiful.

  10. These are super cute . Love the colors, so happy and cheerful. Made me smile.
    Just taking a little 5 minute break from painting. Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

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