Lemon Cupcakes with Fondant Decoration

I had some fondant icing in the cupboard that was about to go out of date and I couldn’t just let it get thrown away so I had to do some baking. After a look through the shelves I decided on Lemon Cupcakes with Fondant Decoration:


For the Cupcakes

  • 100g of Sugar
  • 100g of Butter
  • 1tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1/2tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 100g of Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 5tbsp of Lemon Juice

For the Buttercream Frosting (used a glue)

  • 75g of Icing Sugar
  • 35g of Butter
  • 4tbsp of Lemon Juice

For the Decoration

  • 75g of Blue Fondant Icing
  • 75g of Yellow Fondant Icing
Lemon Cupcakes with Fondant Decoration
Lemon Cupcakes with Fondant Decoration


  1. Start by making your cupcakes by preheating the oven to 180C (Fan) and putting your cupcake cases into your tin
  2. Cream the sugar and butter together in a bowl until smooth
  3. Sieve in the baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and flour and mix until crumbly
  4. Add the eggs and lemon juice and whisk until you have a smooth and even cake batter
  5. Then evenly pour your cake mix into your cupcake cases
  6. Bake in the oven for 12-14 minutes until golden
  7. Set aside and allow to cool
  8. Once cool you can begin the decoration
  9. To do this, start by making the buttercream
  10. Sieve the icing sugar into a bowl and add the butter and lemon juice
  11. Whisk together until smooth and fluffy, set aside
  12. Then you can roll out the fondant icing on a surface lightly dusted with icing sugar and cut any shapes you like
  13. Once this has been done you can put the cupcakes together
  14. Dollop a teaspoon full of the lemon buttercream onto each cupcake as glue for the fondant that then goes on top, as I used 2 thin layers of fondant icing I also used the buttercream between these to make sure they stuck together, but you can do this however it suits the decoration you have created!

Note: This recipe makes 12 cupcakes

These Lemon Cupcakes with Fondant Decoration were light and fluffy and looked kind of cool. But I definitely think I need to invest in some more crafting tools for cake decorating as I used a cookie cutter and it was a little on the large side.

So if you have any product recommendations, please let me know!


One Comment Add yours

  1. love lemon! And everyone loves cupcakes! Just started following your blog.

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