Monday, May 21, 2012

Coffee Cup Cakes with Chocolate Fondant


Hooreyyyyyy!! My first try of fondant cake looks beautiful :) I have always dreamt of making fondant cakes. All credits for such dreams go to ultimate cake off and just cakes tv shows. The huge cakes with lovely colorful fondant covering is so magical to see. Since then I have been wanting to make one myself and a ready made pack of chocolate fondant found in nearby store kindled my senses and yup here I go with my first trial with fondant!! :)

I loved making it and when the cake was ready to decorate, all my inspirational videos and photographs ran on my mind at a super speed that I couldnt resist trying them all. So each of my cup cake looks different and some look so Indianish too :) Care a damn, I love my cupcakes and so did my family :)

Will soon be trying fondant from scratch and posting it too :)


Coffee cup cakes recipe: -


All purpose flour (maida) - 1 1/3 cup
Cooking soda - 3/4 tsp
Salt - a pinch
Butter - 1/3 cup
Sugar - 1/3 cup
Egg - 1
Coffee decoction - 1/4 cup



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line cupcake tins with paper liners.

In a bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt.

In a separate bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light-colored and fluffy. Add the egg and beat well. On low speed, add flour mixture, alternating with coffee decoction.

Divide batter among prepared liners, 1/3 cup in each. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 - 25 minutes or until firm to touch.

Let cupcakes cool in pan on rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pan to rack and cool completely before frosting.


Assembling the cake for fondant decoration.

You need a cream base on top of the cake for the fondant to stick on it. Hence I simply spread a thin layer of nutella over the coffee cup cakes.

The next step is to roll the ready made fondant(or home made) to a 1/4 inch thickness. Cut them into desired shape and size. Here I used a large circular cookie cuter to cut circles.


Place the circular fondant on your left palm and take the cup cake on your right hand and place it inverted on top of the fondant circle. Press it slightly with your hand for the fondant to stick to the cake. Leave it on wire rack until decoration.


Royal icing recipe : -


Egg white - from 1 egg
Icing sugar - 1 1/2 cup aprox
Lemon juice - 1 tsp


Beat the egg white for 5 mins or until frothy. Add the lemon juice and 1/2 cup of icing sugar and beat. Continue adding icing sugar in intervals until the icing forms stiff peaks. This consistency would be right to design using a cone.

Make cones with plastic sheet and fill it with royal icing and draw the desired designs over the fondant covered cakes :)


Written by: Nithya
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Priya dharshini said...

wow superb desi cupcakes...i luv coffee flavor in cake and the Fondant luks super cute

Shiny said...

Hi Nithya,

Your cakes looks beautiful. And the egg separator also looks cute.


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Sangeetha said...

Ooohhh, looking so delicious! Wish I could have one. Am a big fan of "Ultimate Cake off" and "Fabulous Cakes" too. Yay for Indianish cupcakes, if we can do intricate mehendi whats in a little cupcake...isn't it, ha ha.

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Awesome looking cupcakes with lovely designs..

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Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Love that thick brown fondant!!! They look so pretty and yum!!!

Tina said...

Beautiful decoratins dear...

Finla said...

They look absloutley beautiful . I love those paintingyou have done.

Kajal said...

That looks gorgeous!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

First it is coffee flavour then it is beautifully done by fondant

Hari Chandana P said...

Woww.. Lovely cup cakes.. looks absolutely fantastic :)
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Hema said...

Looks so beautiful, the Indian designs are so pretty..

Spice up the Curry said...

looks beautiful. nicely decorated

Perspectivemedley said...

Looks awesome!.. very perfect and I like the creative designs on the cup cakes :)

notyet100 said...

Feel like picking one,they look gorgeous,,

hotpotcooking said...

looks preety.

M D said...

Beautiful clicks Nithya. Love ur recipe too.

MyFudo™ said...

Elegantly done! I may not have the skill of fondant decorating but I will definitely try this coffee cupcakes. I am a sucker for anything with coffee. hanks for sharing. Love the butterfly on your cupcake =)

Aruna Manikandan said...

artistic work nithi :)

Tummy Delites said...

They look awesome...the art work is amazing..

RBM said...
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Vidhya said...

So very beautiful.

Unknown said...

lovely coffee cupcakes...and your presentation awesome Nithya...

Divya A said...

Lovely clicks :) So beautiful.. I just kept admiring those cakes :)

Divya A said...

Lovely clicks :) So beautiful.. I just kept admiring those cakes :)

Parita said...

Very pretty girl! you've become a pro!

Unknown said...

HI, what is the celcius equivalent to farenheit?

Unknown said...

How did u make the fondant

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