Playing with fondant reminds me of playing with Play-Doh.
I first had a go with it when one of my sisters organised a group of us to attend a cupcake decorating class for fun. We learnt some different piping techniques, as well as how to make a few animals and other things in fondant.
These were my first attempt!
After this, I thought I’d try my hand at making various animals for an SPCA fundraiser we had at school. After looking at some images on Google, I made up some fondant dogs and pigs to go with the bees and mice we had learnt how to do at the class.
These are the final products:
The next attempt was at some fondant butterflies using cookie cutters and edible glitter. This idea came from a magazine my sister-in-law sent me from England. To get them to set in a flying V shape, I poked them between the bars of a cooling rack after I cut them out.
After that, I was asked by a colleague at work to make some cupcakes for a school who had been through some hard times and needed some cheering up. She wanted to put on a morning tea for them, so I decided some bright and cheerful flowers and animals would be a good idea.
This is what they looked like in the end:
These last pictures are the fondant minions I made at the request of my sister for my nephew’s birthday party. I had no idea how to do this, but used this great blog and followed their instructions.
They took a while to make, but I think they turned out all right. I called them my little fondant minion army!
Anyway, if you’ve never had a go with fondant, I encourage you to try it if you want to jazz up your cakes and cupcakes. It’ll take you back to the days when you spent hours playing with Play-Doh or clay!