As I was going through my pantry for ingredients for New Year’s, I noticed an unopened slab of fondant and realized that the white fondant looked just like mochi. Specifically, the kagami mochi, which is stacked just so – for New Year’s Day – with a little orange on top to signify generations of family.
orange gel dye
green gel dye
Since mochi is white and so is fondant, all you have to do is shape it into little slabs. SO EASY. I wish all fondant work was this easy. Pat them down to look like mochi and stack the smaller one on top.
Now dye a tiny bit to make little oranges. And a VERY small amount – dye green for the leaves. After you’ve shaped the oranges into balls, place them on top of the white mochi slabs, take a toothpick and poke a little hole in the top. That’s where we’ll add the leaf.
Take a teeeeny pinch of green and just freeform shape it into something that resembles a leaf. Poke that into the top of the ‘orange’ to stick.
When I made these they looked so cute but now that I had dozen of these things, now what? Cupcakes of course.
I made mochiko cupcakes and stuck these on top. Festive and fun for the new year!