If you’ve got a young royal residing in your palace, you already know that occasions such as birthdays and sleepovers are nothing less than gala events. But along with all the games and glitz, celebrations and get-togethers are great opportunities for a little princess to learn about being a gracious hostess. With that in mind, here’s a festive treat your child can share with guests at her next shindig: a batch of cupcakes inspired by a certain star pupil at the Royal Preparatory Academy who truly models kindness and grace.
Sofia the First Cupcakes
- Batch of baked cupcakes
- White rolled fondant
- Rolling pin
- Wax paper
- Small oval fondant cutter (¾ inch)
- Kitchen knife
- Lilac-colored frosting or icing
- White sugar pearls
Roll out a good-size chunk of the fondant between sheets of wax paper so that it is 1/8 to ¼ inch thick. Use the oval cutter to cut out four flower petals for each cupcake. Gently pinch one end of each petal to create a point.
Use a kitchen knife to cut tiny triangles from the fondant (four per cupcake) sized to fit between the outer rounded ends of the flower petals.
Working with one cupcake at a time, frost the top with the lilac frosting or icing, then arrange four flower petals in the middle so that the pointed ends come close together to form the blossom center. Next, carefully set the four triangle pieces in place. For the finishing touch, decorate the frosting perimeter with white sugar pearls.