For a recent cake order, I was asked to include a tiara as one of the cupcake toppers. I did not have a specific mould or cutter for a tiara and no time to order one. What to do? Thankfully necessity is the mother of invention so time to get a bit creative with my existing cutters.
Here is my tiara topper, complete with a sparkly ruby heart jewel.
And this is how I made it for anyone else who might like to make one too.
What you’ll need:
I used florist paste to make my tiara however fondant mixed with a bit of tylose or gum trag would also work. Roll the paste until it is 2-3 mm thick. Don’t roll it too thin or the tiara won’t stand up.
Use a frangipani cutter to cut out the main tiara shape (I love it when cutters are multi functional). Then use a small heart cutter to cut a heart shape on each side of the tiara. Use a small oval cutter to cut an oval in the centre. The heart cutter I used was 1.5 cm at its widest point and the oval cutter was 1.3cm long.
Now it looks like a tiara. Stand it up, curve it into shape and leave to dry. When it is dry, paint it with edible metallic paint or dust with metallic lustre dust.
To make the jewel, colour a small piece of paste dark red. Roll it out about 1mm thick and cut out a heart using a tiny heart cutter. Paint with edible glue and shake over edible glitter. Glue it onto your tiara. Ta-dah! You now have a headdress fit for any princess.