It was my toddlers 2nd birthday last week and like most toddlers she is a huge Paw Patrol fan! Her little life revolves around Ryder, Chase, Marshall and the rest of the patrol and what adventures they are on. The theme song is stuck in my head most days and i’m broke from buying all of the ridiculously expensive toys.
This year I wanted to make her birthday extra special as I was pretty rubbish organising anything for her first birthday. It was a mixture of tiredness and being broke after returning to work after my maternity leave.
I knew I wanted to make some Paw Patrol cupcakes so I searched Pinterest like most people do for inspiration and came across the website JB Cookie Cutters. As soon as I started looking through their site I was in love.
They sell 3D printed fondant cutters and moulds which are just fantastic. I originally had Hey Duggee and Peppa Pig cutters in my basket too before restraining myself! If I had stayed on their site any longer it would have cost me a small fortune.
I decided to get Chase, Marshall, Zuma, Rubble, Skye, Rocky, Ryder and a Paw Patrol logo (in 2inch and 5 inch sizes). Sorry Everest! Prices are in dollars so my total came to $55.65 which worked out at £45.61 including shipping to the UK.
I chose 2 inch sizes so they would fit onto my cupcakes. In hindsight I wish I had gone slightly bigger as some of the smaller sections (Like Zumas helmet) were really tricky to get out.
It took a lot longer than I thought to cut out all of the faces. I started on the Friday evening and managed to finish them all on the Saturday evening. This was post Next sale day so I was so tired! It was worth it though, once I began assembling all of the different parts they looked fantastic. I mixed together some icing sugar and water to use as a glue to help keep them together. By the end of it I was an icing covered mombie.
I used regular fondant icing which ended up costing me just over £20 because all the dogs are different colours!! It was easier to roll out with a little icing sugar sprinled onto the worktop and onto the rolling pin. I then kept all of the pieces on a sheet of greaseproof paper until I was ready to assemble them.
They were some pretty expensive Paw Patrol cupcakes but she loved them!