Spread about a teaspoon of the ganache over the tops of the cupcakes. There’s no need to take the ganache all the way to the edge of the cupcakes
Knead the chocolate fondant a little until it is pliable, Dust the work surface with a little cornflour and roll the fondant until about be 2-3mm (⅛ in) thick. Cut out discs of the chocolate fondant using a cutter a little larger than the surface of the cupcake. Place one of the discs onto each cupcake. Use the plump area at the base of your thumb to gently press and neaten the edges of the disc into the cupcake.
Roll out the red fondant a little thinner than the chocolate fondant. Use the large cutter to cut discs of fondant. Then use a slightly smaller cutter, cut the red fondant discs to create an oval shapes. Brush the area of the cupcake where the red fondant will be positioned with a little water and place the oval of red fondant onto the cupcake so that the side of the oval which was cut with the larger cutter sits against the edge of the cupcake. Use the plump area at the base of your thumb to gently secure the red fondant in place.
Shape the robin’s eyes. Roll out a small amount of white fondant about 2mm thick and cut out 2 round discs (See tip below). Apply a small amount of water to the cupcake where the eyes will be positioned and fix in place. Roll a small amount of black fondant between your hands to create a ball. Place the black ball of fondant onto the white disc, use the pad of your finger to squash it gently to create the round pupil.
Create the robin’s beak. Roll out some yellow fondant about 2mm (⅛in). Cut out small triangles and fix in place with a little water.
Shape the robin’s wings. Roll out some of the chocolate fondant. Using the larger cookie cutter cut out a disc. Use the smaller cutter to cut slender oval shapes in the same way as with the red fondant for the robin’s breast (though the wings need to be narrower). You should be able to cut out 4 wings from each large disc.
Fix in place with a little water, curling the ‘the wings upwards to create some ‘movement’ in the robin. Enjoy