I really had fun doing these cupcakes. They are a chocolate fudge cake with chocolate pudding for filling and Butter cream Icing. I made my own fondant and colored them with food coloring gel. I made them pastel colors and used blue and pink because Sara doesn't know what she is having and isn't going to find out. They apparently want to be surprised.
I looked online for images of cupcake toppers and found a number of ideas. This is how they turned out. I did them the night before so they could get well dried. I think that next time I will mix half and half gum paste and fondant. I think they will dry faster and not wither when placed on something moist. These held up really well, but we have such changes in weather that doing a mix may work better.
I also tried the "Swirl" with two colors this time using pink icing and blue icing. It work well. I also practiced making "rose" icing swirls and those were a bit harder to do. Need to practice that one more.