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Monday, June 29, 2009

Dust Ball Cupcake

Hello there! This is a cute little dust ball from My Neighbour Totoro.
I've lost count of how many times I have watched this wonderful film.
This little character was fun to make!
  1. First, dye your fondant black. If you have pre-coloured fondant (we highly recommend getting red and black fondant, everything else can be easily dyed from white fondant), roll it into a nice ball, about the size of a slightly larger marble.
  2. This is optional, but I added some texture by rolling on a dimpled pattern.
  3. Two small pieces of white fondant for the eyes. Rolled them into tiny balls and flattened it on the "body."
  4. Pressed in brown sprinkles for the eyes. Finally, the fun part, sticking pieces of sprinkles randomly onto the dust ball!


  1. Very cute! I do buy several colors and then I dye chocolate fondant black, since it is already dark. Chocolate fondant is the only type that seems to be consistent enough without too many bubbles that I can make myself from marshmallows.

  2. My kids would have a great time with this cupcake. I wish the real dust balls would disappear as fast as these would!!!

  3. Jennywenny - Yum, I love chocolate fondant! And you're right, they can easily be dyed black as well.

    LadybugLuggage - Hahaha I know, real dust balls just keep appearing!

  4. Oh my goodness, its so cute! I haven't seen 'My Neighbor Totoro', but I desperately want to!

  5. As always, your fondant work is sooo adorable!!! Wow!

  6. Who knew dust could be so cute on food! absolutely adorable!

  7. apparentlyjessy - It is a very touching film, I highly recommend it.

    Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] - Thank you! =)

    Donna Childree Gotlib - Thanks!

    The Scootabaker - Hahahhaa, I loved your comment. Indeed, who knew dust would be so cute?

  8. I love love love this! So cute :)

  9. I absolutely love this film. What a great cupcake idea, really cute!

  10. Me too, I need to make Totoro cupcakes! Thank you for stopping by!