I'm making some cupcakes for a friends baby shower in 2 weeks, probably a batch of 3 dozen or so.
I'm wanting to do pregnant bellies and boobs!
I've found loads of different pictures and have a bunch of ideas but a lot of them would need to use fondant and I'm really not keen on fondant covered cupcakes. Little cupcake toppers are fine because they're easy to take off and you still get the frosting.
I LOVE these:
But the fondant looks really thick.
These bellies are also cute:
They look nice on top of the fondant but it would be way too much fondant overall.
For the bellies underneath the dresses, could I maybe put a little round chocolate under?
I've tried dipping in poured fondant - was a disaster!
I've managed to dip in ganache before but that was once and only about 5 cupcakes!! :P
But maybe dipping in ganache could work? Most of the time my cupcakes crown and they would be impossible to dip. I guess the solution would be to bake flat cupcakes...?
What's your opinion on fondant cupcakes? Do you peel off the fondant? Do most guests peel off the fondant and chuck it?