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Tigger Inspired Cupcakes Recipe

Tigger is playful, funny and curious. With his bright and bubbly personality, I was so inclined to create this Tigger-Inspired Cupcakes. I also made it with the upcoming Christopher Robin movie in mind.

Tigger Inspired Cupcakes

The first thing I think of when someone mentions “Tigger” is how he bounces around everywhere. My cupcakes reflect exactly this: Tigger’s tail bouncing around the Hundred Acre Wood.

Working with fondant is not as hard as you may suspect. For these Tigger tails, I ensured that I covered my fingers with cornstarch to avoid any stickiness. Also, the tails don’t have to be uniform at all. What’s fun about Tigger is that he’s bouncing around everywhere – without rhyme or reason!

Tigger Inspired Cupcakes

Ingredients

12 of your favorite chocolate cupcakes

8 oz. white fondant, divided

5-6 drops yellow gel food coloring, divided

3 drops red gel food coloring

Cornstarch for rolling

A small bowl of water

1 stick butter, softened

2 cups icing sugar

2 tbsp milk

Black decorating icing

Directions

If you baked your own chocolate cupcakes, ensure that they are completely cool before decorating.

Take 5 oz. of your white fondant and color with 2-3 drops of yellow gel food coloring. Knead until fondant is completely colored (hint: put cornstarch on your fingers to avoid sticking).

Sprinkle a clean working surface with cornstarch. Add cornstarch to a rolling pin and roll out your fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick.

Tigger Inspired Cupcakes

Using a circular cookie cutter that’s about 3 inches in diameter and cut out 12 fondant circles Set aside.

Color your remaining 3 oz. of white fondant with 3 drops of yellow and 3 drops of red. Knead until completely tinted.

Roll into 1-inch spheres and shape into long cylinders, about 3 inches in length and half an inch wide.

Give each cylinder a little curl and place water on the back. Stick one onto each of your yellow fondant circles.

Tigger Inspired Cupcakes

Using a stand mixer, beat together butter, icing sugar and milk on slow. Gradually increase the speed to high. These ingredients will make up your buttercream frosting. It is complete once the ingredients are well-combined, smooth, and form semi-stiff peaks.

Apply buttercream frosting on each cupcake with an offset spatula. Carefully place your fondant creations on each cupcake and enjoy!

Yield: 12

Tigger Inspired Cupcakes

Tigger Inspired Cupcakes

Tigger is playful, funny and curious. With his bright and bubbly personality, I was so inclined to create this Tigger-Inspired Cupcakes.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 of your favorite chocolate cupcakes
  • 8 oz. white fondant, divided
  • 5-6 drops yellow gel food coloring, divided
  • 3 drops red gel food coloring
  • Cornstarch for rolling
  • Small bowl of water
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • Black decorating icing

Instructions

  1. If you baked your own chocolate cupcakes, ensure that they are completely cool before decorating.
  2. Take 5 oz. of your white fondant and color with 2-3 drops of yellow gel food coloring. Knead until fondant is completely colored (hint: put cornstarch on your fingers to avoid sticking).
  3. Sprinkle a clean working surface with cornstarch. Add cornstarch to a rolling pin and roll out your fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick.
  4. Using a circular cookie cutter that’s about 3 inches in diameter and cut out 12 fondant circles Set aside.
  5. Color your remaining 3 oz. of white fondant with 3 drops of yellow and 3 drops of red. Knead until completely tinted.
  6. Roll into 1 inch spheres and shape into longer cylinders, about 3 inches in length and half an inch wide.
  7. Give each cylinder a little curl and place water on the back. Stick one onto each of your yellow fondant circles.
  8. Using a stand mixer, beat together butter, icing sugar and milk on slow. Gradually increase the speed to high. These ingredients will make up your buttercream frosting. It is complete once ingredients are well-combined, smooth, and form semi-stiff peaks.
  9. Apply buttercream frosting on each cupcake with an offset spatula. Carefully place your fondant creations on each cupcake and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 292Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 95mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 0gSugar: 40gProtein: 1g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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