My friend Elena loves Cinderella and I can understand why, she has the best rags to riches story ever. Who isn’t cleaning their house right now, scrubbing the floors, waiting for a someone to hand you a nice dress and some dope shoes so you can go to a party? I know I am.

Oh yeah and a Prince. But the Prince is really secondary when it comes to nice clothes. I wanted to make her a sweet little Cinderella cupcake for her birthday. I came up with a design that’s so easy to put together you don’t even need the help of singing mice.

yellow frosting
3 ounces fondant
yellow food gel
black frosting
Wilton blue sparkle gel
pink heart quins

I always do a few sketches before I start a cupcake so that I can get an idea of what I want the end result to look like. Before she was transformed, Cinderella wore pink rags and had brown hair. Afterwards, in her post-raggedy gloriousness her hair suddenly turned lemon yellow blonde and she wore sparkly blue. Hm. We are going for the blonde look here.

I used lemon yellow food gel to dye a small amount of fondant. I suggest wearing food safe gloves for this, as it does tend to stain.

Once the fondant is dyed, pull off a small piece about 1/2 to 3/4 inch and roll it into a ball, pulled to a point. Almost like an upside down tear drop. This will be the bun part of her hair. I placed it over a biscuit cutter (which is the same size as my cupcakes) to get the sizing just right.

Take your frosted cupcakes and using a #7 piping tip, pipe yellow frosting for the hair. Eyeball it, but this will take up about half of the cupcake.

Now add in those fondant buns that you made, using the pointed side to slide into the top of the cupcake. It looks like hair already! Then for a little bling I used Wilton’s blue sparkle gel to add a thin headband at the edge of the hair, right under the fondant bun.

For the eyes I used black frosting and a #4 tip.

Place a little heart quin for her mouth and you’re done!

I used the blue gel for a few crowns on the other cupcakes but all in all they turned out pretty sweet. These are easy to do and would be perfect for a Princess party!