Terri and Terry Cupcakes

Here’s an idea that gives credence to the old adage that two heads are better than one — recasting a pair of bickering brothers into two sweet cupcake toppers.

prep time30 min

cook time25 min

total time55 min

What You’ll Need
Batch of frosted cupcakes
Template for Terri and Terry Cupcakes
White rolled fondant
Food coloring, orange and black
Disposable kitchen gloves (for kneading color into the fondant)
Plastic wrap
Rolling pin
Confectioners sugar
Wax paper
Round 2½-inch cookie cutter
Pastry bag tip with a 1-inch base
Kitchen knife
Blue M&M’s candies
White Tic Tac mints
White sugar pearls
Cow Tales candies or Tootsie Rolls
How To Make It
  • 1

    Print the template and cut out the template pieces.

  • 2

    Knead a little orange food coloring into about two-thirds of the fondant until it’s the right shade for the faces. Tint half of the remaining fondant black and leave the rest white. Wrap the black and the white fondants tightly in plastic wrap and set them aside for now.

  • 3

    Roll out the orange fondant on a sheet of confectioners sugar-dusted waxed paper so that it’s about 3/8 to ¼ inch thick. Use the cookie cutter to cut out a face for each cupcake.

  • 4

    Use the wide end of the pastry bag tip to cut an eyehole in the top of each fondant face, as shown. Then use the Teri mouth template piece as a pattern for cutting a mouth opening in half of the faces. Use the tip of the kitchen knife to cut a thin Terry grin in the remaining faces.

  • 5

    Use the template to cut an eyelid from the remaining orange fondant for each of the Terry faces. Cover the orange fondant cutouts with a piece of plastic wrap while you complete steps 6 and 7.

  • 6

    Now create an eye for each cupcake. First, roll out the white fondant, and use the pastry tip base to cut out a circle for each cupcake.

  • 7

    Gently press a blue M&M’s candy iris onto the center of each fondant circle and then add a small dot of black fondant for a pupil. Press a sugar pearl “glint” into the upper edge of each pupil.

  • 8

    Roll out the black fondant, and use the template to cut out a mouth for each Terri. Press two Tic Tac candy teeth into the fondant at the upper edge of each mouth, as shown. Then place an orange fondant Terri face over each mouth so that the upper lip covers the tops of the teeth. Add a few smaller sugar pearl teeth to each mouth, and fit one of the assembled eyes into the eyehole.

  • 9

    To assemble each of the Terry faces, tuck the tops of two Tic Tac teeth under the upper lip, and fit an assembled eye into the eyehole. Cover the upper eye with a fondant eyelid, as shown.

  • 10

    Transfer each of the completed faces to a cupcake top, gently and evenly pressing it into the frosting to stick it in place.

  • 11

    Finally, cut the Cow Tale or Toostie Roll candies into short horn shapes. Tuck a single upright horn under the top of each Terri face. Add a pair of horns (facing sideways) to each Terry cupcake.

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