I was asked to do a basic pig cupcake for a piggy lover’s birthday.  Instead of making them 3D I thought I would just do a basic pig face that could sit on top of the cupcakes.  I used a pink sugar paste to make the pigs faces. Sugar paste dries out quickly and holds its shape a lot quicker than normal fondant icing .  Sugarpaste also gave me the rough skin effect of a piggy.  Anyway, I used 2 circle cutters, one for the face and one for the snout and then I cut 2 small triangles which I glued to the top of the head.  I then used a small pointed cake tool to finish the nose and some black food colouring for the eyes. the cupcakes were vanilla topped with a vanilla buttercream.

Pig Cupcakes

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