Easy Pinwheel Cupcakes

Learn to make easy pinwheel cupcakes with this step-by-step tutorial. These fondant toppers are great for birthday parties and 4th of July celebrations.

People USUALLY make easy pinwheel cupcakes around the 4th of July and other patriotic celebrations.

But, I think that pinwheels are so FUN and PLAYFUL that they can be made any time of the year.

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If you make them in other colors aside from red, white and blue …they can end up being GREAT for any occasion, even birthdays!

Check out these purple and yellow pinwheel cupcakes… CUTE! Eh?!

I know I would LOVE these for my birthday…Wouldn’t you??? hehe 😉

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The purple and yellow colors work so well together and for some reason, they make me HAPPY…lol.

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I used 50/50 to makes these pinwheels since it dries really quickly.

But you can easily use homemade marshmallow fondant… just remember it could take a couple of days for them to fully dry and harden.

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To make these easy pinwheel cupcakes, you will need the following ingredients and supplies:

Vegan chocolate cupcakes
Chocolate buttercream icing
Purple marshmallow fondant or 50/50
Yellow marshmallow fondant or 50/50
Pink confetti sprinkles
Square cutter
Knife
Wax paper
Rolling pin
Paintbrush
Corn syrup or water

And here are the steps:

Step 1:
Roll out yellow and purple fondant.

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Step 2:
Place the rolled out purple fondant on top of the yellow fondant.
Use a rolling pin to stick both the fondant pieces together.

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Step 3:
Cut out square pieces, using a square cutter.

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Step 4:
Make a small dot in the center of the square with the tip of your knife.
Also, make four diagonal cuts with the knife but make sure they don’t go all the way through.

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Step 5:
Brush a little water or corn syrup on the central dot.

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Step 6:
Fold one triangular portion and stick the edge into the center by pressing gently.

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Step 7:
Fold another triangular portion and stick the edge into the center by pressing gently.

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Step 8:
Fold another triangular portion and stick the edge into the center by pressing gently.

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Step 9:
Fold the last triangular portion and stick the edge into the center by pressing gently.

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Step 10:
Stick a confetti sprinkle in the center of the pinwheel with some water or corn syrup.

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Step 11:
Allow these pinwheel toppers to dry overnight or until they harden.
Then, place them on your frosted cupcakes.
And you are done making easy pinwheel cupcakes!

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Well, that’s all for today.

If you liked these cupcakes, you may also like some of these other pretty cupcakes…

Snowflake cupcakes

snowflake cupcakes

Leaf print cupcakes

leaf print cupcakes

Peacock feather cupcakes 

peacock feather cupcakes

Until next time, tata my lovelies 🙂

4 Comments

  1. Cathy Perez

    November 6, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Pinwheel cupcakes, these are quite lovely, I love all of your goodies, so creative. Pinned!

    1. CakeWhiz

      November 12, 2014 at 12:59 pm

      Thanks Cathy! These were a lot of fun to make! 😀

  2. Choc Chip Uru

    November 11, 2014 at 12:49 am

    Your cupcakes look absolutely delicious, that frosting is perfect 😀
    And the pinwheel design is inspired!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    1. CakeWhiz

      November 13, 2014 at 12:16 am

      Uru! your comments always a bring a huge smile to my face 😉
      And omg! that frosting is to die for… u r gonna love it, especially since you are just as big a chocoholic as me…lol

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