Show Your Support with Ribbon Cupcakes

October 13th, 2011 by Paula Ivancicts

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. When I participated in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer this year, I had never realized what an impact that weekend would have on me, nor would I have imagined so many shades of pink! Everyone unites with the purpose and goal…to end Breast Cancer.

As with many organizations, the ribbons are a symbol of support and awareness. With a few supplies from Wilton, you can easily make the awareness ribbons to show your support or help with your next fundraiser.

Pink Ribbon Cupcake I started by mixing up my favorite white cake mix. I lined my muffin pan with a variety of baking cups, ruffle cups, pleated baking cups, and ruffled baking cups. Once baked, cool the cupcakes on a non-stick cooling grid.

I then set out to make my awareness ribbons in a variety of colors. I decided Sugar Sheets and Fondant would work well.

Use a ruler and a marker to draw a 1/4” x 4” section on the plastic side of the Sugar Sheet, then cut that out with scissors. Peel off the plastic and fold over the Sugar Sheet to create the ribbon.

Use a Decorator Brush and a little Piping Gel to hold the ribbon in place. Be sure to return the remaining Sugar Sheets to the packages to keep them from drying out.

I also used fondant to make pink, green, and orange ribbons. The pink fondant ribbons were made with the Pastel Fondant Pack. For the green and orange, I used Leaf Green and Orange icing colors kneaded in the white Fondant.

Using my Perfect Height™ Rolling Pin, I sprinkled confectioner’s sugar on the counter and rolled out the fondant. Using my Cutter/Embosser, I cut out a 1/4” x 4” piece and carefully peeled it up and crossed it over to form my ribbon. You can easily brush on Pearl Dust™ if you want a shimmer.

The cupcakes were iced using a Disposable Decorating Bag, 1A Tip and Decorating Icing. I decorated the cupcakes with white icing, added a ribbon and then sprinkled on White Nonpareils, Black Sugar, Sapphire Pearlized Sugar, Red Sugar, and Orange, Yellow, Green, and Pink Nonpareils. I put some Pink Sugar on a plate and rolled the edges of the cupcake into it.

I made different colors and did not intend to pick certain organizations to support over others, but only wanted to highlight that you can use these same techniques for any of the colors you wish to make. With a few products, you can create bakery styled cupcakes and support your favorite cause.

Pink Ribbon Cupcake

Paula Ivancicts Paula is a Wilton Customer Service Key Account Rep and a Certified Wilton Method Instructor. She has been with Wilton since 2009. Her love of creating things and using Wilton products started in high school when she began making candy. Outside of Wilton, Paula enjoys family time with her husband and two daughters. She loves baking, decorating, and making candy for family, friends, and coworkers.

11 Replies

  1. john says:

    What consistency buttercream did you get that look? Nice idea

  2. This is a teriffic idea. So simple and adaptable. I love it!

  3. John says:


  4. sara says:

    Hi, it is a amazing recipie

  5. Susan says:

    Can I put the fondant ribbon on the cupcakes a day ahead of time?
    Or should I make the ribbons, store them, and attach them just before serving?

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