Fondant Art

Fondant is a common ingredient when it comes to beautifying the appearance of cakes and desserts. It’s the baker’s “play dough” that allows room for creativity when it comes to decorations.

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Yesterday, I had the privilege of making a cupcake for my friend’s cadets age-out. An age-out is basically the “graduation” of a cadet from the cadet program. Unfortunately, it happens to everyone on the day they turn 19…my turn is soon 😦

So in order to make the cupcake extra special, I tried to make a fondant figure of him! It was really fun to make because fondant is so flexible. You can buy white fondant from the store and colour it with any colour you want too.

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The following are just a couple pictures that outlines the steps I took into making a figure of my friend and also, Olaf! Enjoy, and please let me know about your own fondant adventures!

Tips and Tricks for Colouring:

1. Always use colouring gel for fondant! Liquid colouring makes a runny mess, and is always too thin to get the colour that you want

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2. To colour, roll white fondant into a ball

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3. Dip a toothpick into the colour, stab it into the fondant ball, and then pull it out

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4. In order to minimize the amount of colouring that gets on your hands, follow these steps:

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5. Keep on folding the fondant until you end up with an evenly coloured ball

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Tips and Tricks for Making Figures:

1. Roll fondant into balls to start

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2. Make your shapes! Use your fingers, palms, or any tools you can find, such as forks, knives, and fondant tools

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3. To hold together the shapes, use 3 toothpicks for more traction

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Here’s some shots from when I made Gloria’s birthday cake.

*Sorry for the mediocre camera quality, I didn’t have a good camera back then!

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