I'm seriously loving owls right now and this owl topper just could not be any cuter. I'll be creating a tutorial for these cuties soon so stay tuned. :)
Sunday, November 28, 2010
I am all about taking shortcuts and making things easier on myself. So when I had three sheep to make for a cake I had to figure out a way to make them fast. Each one took a whole 5 minutes to make. So so easy!! These would look adorable on a farm animal cake, or even as a cupcake topper too.
You will need some black and white fondant. Knead in a little tylose powder if you want it to harden. Start with a square of black and use two toothpicks to make indentions on each side.
Roll out an oval shape for the sheep's body.
Using a wilton tip 10 make circle marks on the wooly body.
Glue the body onto the legs with gum glue (a little tylose powder mixed with water). Shape a tear drop for the head.
Pinch out the sides of the head to make ears. If your fondant is wanting to dry out rub it with some crisco.
I almost forgot to show the tail (as usual!). The tail is another small tear drop shape. Glue both the head and tail to the body as shown.
Use a food marker to draw on the eyes. It's easier to write with food markers when your fondant is dry. You could also use small black sprinkles or two tiny balls of black fondant for eyes.
My sheep heads wanted to fall off so I let them dry with their heads propped up on a little box. It worked perfect and I got them finished fast.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Hi guys! I've been working on the cutest cake this week with elephant toppers and thought I'd share how I made them. They turned out adorable. Here's how I did it:
First color your fondant (I use Americolor gel). Knead in a little tylose powder to help it dry. Then roll out a tear drop shape for the body and insert a toothpick for stability. Roll out a log shape for the legs, cut them to the proper size with an exacto knife and glue them to the body using gum glue (a mixture of tylose powder and water). Using a piping tip make little knee marks on her legs.
For her ears roll out blue and white fondant and using a wilton tip 10 cut out dots and glue onto the white fondant. Next use two different size circle cutters and glue the circles together. Trim off the edge with an exacto knife. Scrunch up the trimmed side and you are ready to glue to the head.
Using the end of a paintbrush mark holes for the eyes. Roll out the whites for the eyes and tiny black pupils. Glue on with gum glue. To make the eyelashes roll out a skinny piece of black fondant and cut to size. Glue down.
So easy, right? Hope you have as much fun as I did!