Colour in cupcakes

Colour in cupcakes
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These colour in cupcakes are made using white modelling paste, edible art pens and circle cookie cutters.

Whip up a batch of these easy colour in cupcakes in just five steps. We’ve used our basic cupcakes recipe, but you could opt for other flavoured cupcakes instead or even readymade ones. Cupcake decorating expert, Victoria Threader used Food Doodler Edible Pens to decorate these cupcakes.

How to make colour in cupcakes


  • 150g of white modelling paste for the toppers
  • Edible Art Pens - eg Food Doodler Edible Pens
  • 68mm circle cookie cutter

Colour in cupcakes: Step 1

The night before – Roll the white modelling paste out to 2mm thick and cut 12 x 68mm circles, leaving them to air dry overnight.

Colour in cupcakes: Step 2

Make a batch of cupcakes using our basic cupcakes recipe, allow to cool and top with our vanilla buttercream.

Colour in cupcakes: Step 3

Colour in cupcakes

While you are waiting for the cupcakes to cool, draw pictures with the black edible marker onto the white toppers. Don’t worry if you are not good at drawing, it’s pretty easy to do this by tracing an image and then using a blunt toothpick to outline the design onto the icing. The children might like to draw their own pictures too.

Colour in cupcakes: Step 4

Colour in cupcakes

Get the children to colour the pictures with the edible pens.

Colour in cupcakes: Step 5

Colour in cupcakes

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Add the finished coloured toppers to the iced cupcakes.

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Victoria Threader
Recipes Writer

Victoria Threader is 'the queen of cupcakes' and a contributing Recipe Writer at GoodTo. Not only can she bake delicious cupcakes, she can decorate them too - with each of Victoria’s cupcakes topped with handmade edible toppers. Some of her most popular cupcakes include: rainbow cupcakes, hidden shape cupcakes and even giant cupcakes.