Molar Cupcakes

Although I’m done with classes, I just can’t seem to escape teeth!

My friend Nour, from school, came over today and we decided to tackle these tooth cupcakes. At first, I wasn’t so sure that we would be able to pull this one off.  We were having trouble really molding the cupcakes at first, then we got the hang of it.  They didn’t turn out so bad, they actually look like teeth! At the end of the day, our dental education seems to have paid off.

This isn’t so much of a recipe, but more of a “how to” for all you dental dorks out there that secretly want to try this!

What you’ll need: 

  • 12 baked yellow or white cupcakes
  • 12 pink cupcakes liners
  • 1 batch/container of buttercream of vanilla icing
  • 1 batch of white fondant


1. Prepare 12 yellow or white cupcakes in pink cupcake liners. Use a box cake or your favorite from-scratch recipe.  In order to make 6 molar cupcakes, you will need 12 baked cupcakes.

2. Break 6 of the cupcakes up in to crumbs in a large bowls.  Mix these crumbs together with a few spoonfuls of icing, so that the crumbs are moldable but not too wet.  This mixture will be used to form the cusps of the tooth.

3.  Cover the 6 remaining cupcakes with a thin layer of frosting. Use the crumb/frosting mixture to form the cusps on top of the cupcakes.  I used clean fingers and a flat/thin fondant tool to help shape the cusps.  Get creative and use whatever you have to help you form the cusps!

4.  Roll out the fondant to 1/4″ thickness.  Drape the fondant over the cusps and cut off the excess fondant with a sharp knife.  Tuck in the edges of the excess fondant using a knife or your fingers.  Run your fingers over the cups to help the fondant form to the cusps.

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