Birdcage cupcakes

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  • These dainty birdcage cupcakes are perfect for weddings, birthday parties, baby showers or hen dos. The pretty birdcages and sugar roses sit atop a swirl of buttercream and are served in flowery cases to complete the look.

    Fancy having a go at making our birdcage cupcakes yourself? Goodtoknow’s cupcake queen, Victoria Threader, guides you through the fiddly bits with her step-by-step instructions…


    • 370g white modelling paste divided into…
    • 130g white modelling paste (for the topper discs and cages)
    • 20g coloured green with Sugarflair Gooseberry
    • 20g coloured pink with Sugarflair Baby Pink
    • 20g coloured yellow with Sugarflair Egg Yellow
    • 180g coloured yellow with Sugarflair Baby Blue
    •  Black nonpareil for the birds eyes
    • Trex or similar vegetable shortening