These Nissan GTR car cupcakes were part of a larger order by a dear customer of mine. The full order was for a Nissan GTR themed cake decorated in butter icing and along with it, a set of cupcakes decorated with edible images of Nissan GTR logo and related images.
Nissan GTR Car Cupcakes
I have a separate tutorial for the Nissan GTR car cake and you can read all about it here. This post is specifically for the cupcakes.
Unlike the cake which was fully covered in buttercream and butter icing, I used fondant for these cupcakes. And to match the overall theme, I used a mix of white and black fondant along with edible images of the Nissan GTR car logo to decorate the cupcakes.
These cupcakes were so easy to decorate, anyone can make them.
How to Make Nissan GTR Car Cupcakes
Main supplies for the cupcakes:
- Cupcakes – The order was for 6 Nissan GTR car cupcakes and I baked them in white muffin casings. I used my butter pound cake recipe for the cupcakes.
- Buttercream – I used buttercream to crumb coat the cupcakes before decorating them with fondant.
- Fondant – I used white and black Satin Ice fondant.
- Medium plain round cutter and small scalloped round cutter
- Nissan GTR car logos in edible image – The logos were downloaded from the internet and I had them printed onto an edible image sheet by a local edible image supply shop.
- Cake decorating brush – I used the brush to lightly dampen the back of my Nissan GTR car logo edible images cutouts so that they stick onto the fondant.
Assembling the Nissan GTR cupcakes:
- I started by getting the edible images ready. I ordered the images to be cut into circles that were almost half the size of the diameter of the cupcakes casings. These images were ordered a few days in advance so that I could have them delivered to me before my order due date.
Baking the car cupcakes
- Closer to the cupcakes (and cake) delivery date, I baked the cupcakes. Once baked and completely cooled, I leveled the tops (some of the cupcakes were slightly domed). And then I applied a thin layer of buttercream. The buttercream acted as ‘glue’ to hold the fondant cut outs I placed on the cupcakes.
- Next was the fondant covering. I alternated black and white fondant on the 6 cupcakes such that 3 cupcakes had black outside background and white inner background while the remaining 3 cupcakes had the order of the white and black fondant background in the reversed order.
- For the first set of cupcakes that had black outer background, I used a medium-sized plain round cutter and cut out 3 black fondant circles. I placed them on 3 of the cupcakes that have been covered with a layer of buttercream.
Decorating the cupcakes
- Next, using a scalloped round cutter (which was almost half the size of the plain round cutter), I cut out 3 pieces of white scalloped cutouts. I applied a light brushing of warm water to the back of the cutouts.
- And attached them to the larger cutouts earlier. After that, I added the Nissan GTR edible image logos. I used 2 different edible image designs for these car cupcakes set. I used the first Nissan GTR design for the first batch of 3 cupcakes. And the second Nissan GTR design for the second batch of 3 cupcakes. To attach the edible image car logos, again, I brushed the reverse side of the images with a damp brush. After that, I placed them on the fondant cutouts.
- And I repeated the process for the remaining 3 cupcakes by alternating the black and white background colors.
And that was pretty much how decorated these Nissan GTR car cupcakes. Wasn't that super straightforward?
Nissan GTR car cupcakes