I should also mention that you will see more then just Dump Truck Cupcakes below. You see, Heather and Kogan share more then just the Mother/Son bond, they also share a birthday. So I made up some cupcakes, just for Heather, with pink and yellow fondant hearts. You can't forget Mom on her birthday.
Then along with these cupcakes, I included the cupcakes I made for the Halloween party Jeff and I went to this past weekend. Gotta say, the cupcakes costumes were better then ours. I'm really pleased with the way they turned out, and planned to do them for years to come.
Ok, enough of me blabbing on, here are this week's cupcakes.
After you have rolled out and cut the fondant into circles, place the image you want on the plaque. Then using a pin, pinprick the outline of the image into the fondant.
Using a very stiff royal icing, a pastry bag and a small round tip, trace the outline to make your design.
Now, with a thinner royal icing, fill in, or flood, your outlined image to make your design come alive.
A whole fleet of dump trucks ready to roll onto the cupcakes. Let the plaques dry over night so that when you place them on the cupcakes, they hold their shape.
Then with a swirl of buttercream on your cupcake, your edible art work is ready for the party.