I make a lot of cupcakes, and I try to make them look nice too! My most popular cupcakes at fairs are by far the cupcakes I sell with fondant hummingbirds on top. I should really make these as hummingbird cupcakes, but I usually opt for lime and coconut cupcakes instead when I do these.
This was the first hummingbird topper I ever made, and I used it on a lime and coconut cupcake:
This is a more recent hummingbird topper I made, used on a chocolate and vanilla cupcake (and when my food photography skills had improved a little!):
As this one was for a special gift, I put it in a flower wrapper:
The theme for these cupcakes was blue and to be related to flowers. So I made blue marshmallow head cupcakes, chocolate hummingbird cupcakes and blueberry cupcakes. As you can imagine, the hummingbirds were the favourites!
I learned how to make these hummingbirds in a small book by sugar craft demonstrator, Frances McNaughton.