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Howdy! Ready for some cowboy party cupcakes!?
(Imagine all of that in a southern accent.)
Just know, I would never say that to you in conversation ever unless we were at a Cowboy party. Your girl respects a theme though, if nothing else.
I recently became apart of an organization named Champions of Youth, formerly Big Brothers Big Sisters. I’ve been spending time with my little sister through the program and I adore her and the program.
Every child deserves a champion.
Their annual bowling fundraising event was cowboy themed this year. I couldn’t be there to help out so I donated these cupcakes instead. My little sister through the program helped me make them!
Seriously not kidding when I say: I had a blast making these. They were super simple. They require a baseline of fondant knowledge, but listen. It doesn’t take much to be able to make these and for them to turn out adorable.
This would be a very entry-level project in fondant for someone who is still learning.
So without further ado, I’ll get right to it! Grab your rolling pin and brown food coloring. Let’s make cowboy party cupcakes!
Step 1: Making the Brims of Your Cowboy Party Cupcakes
So after your fondant is the perfect color, texture, and rolled out, take anything you can find that makes the size circle you want to cut the circles.
If you’re looking for fondant, I’ve linked some here:
- Plain colored fondant
- Brown colored fondant (eliminate the food coloring step)
- Circle Cutter
I didn’t have circular cookie cutters, so this glass was it for me. I think they came out the perfect size! If you have glass drinking glasses laying around, you could probably use one of those, as well as mason jars of various sizes.
Step 2: Dry Hat Brims
After cutting out the circles, find something like a rolling pin to lay them on and dry overnight. They need to be in an arc shape to mimic a cowboy hat’s brim.
Mine took about a day and a half to fully dry in that shape.
Step 3: Make Fondant Spheres
Next, use the leftover fondant to little brown balls of fondant. Use your hat brims while you’re making these to check the size proportions.
Step 4: Make Hat Indentation
Use a pen to make the indentation that typically appears in cowboy hats. Don’t overdo this part. They don’t need much!
And remember that when you press these spheres they will naturally get a bit rounder. Take this into account when making the spheres to make sure they’re the right proportion for the hat brims.
Step 5: Assemble the Hats
Lay your indented spheres out to dry. After everything is dried out, you can assemble them using water and a paint brush.
I always take a little bowl of water and paint it on the surfaces that get stuck together. Make sure to not go overboard. They don’t need much! Start with little amounts and if they aren’t sticking, add more water.
There ya have it! It’s super simple to make these DIY wild west cowboy hat cupcake toppers, and they will be a hit at your next party!
Love this? Check out another cake decorating post I did here!
Thanks for stopping by and, as always, happy hosting!