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.