Saturday, 28 December 2013

Unicorns, Mermaids and Rainbows

A while ago, a friend asked if she could buy a batch of cupcakes as a birthday presents for her vegan friend. The theme was unicorns, mermaids, rainbows, glitter. Awesome.

This was the result:


These are vanilla cupcakes with a dollop of jam baked into the centre, topped with rainbow vanilla frosting, or brushed with melted jam and topped with a layer of fondant and a fondant model. I ended up leaving out the glitter as I didn't have time to find out which brands were vegan - but I got everything else in!

The mermaid is my favourite, and was probably also my favourite to model.


The unicorn was the first one I attempted, so it took me a while as I wanted to take my time and get into it properly, as I've not done much fondant modelling before. I'm pretty happy with the result - although he is a bit fat!


The rainbow came out the size I was hoping for - although I did overestimate how much fondant I would need to make it!


(Apologies the photos aren't the best - I was in a bit of a rush to get them taken and just used my phone. I really need to start using my proper camera for photos...)

The birthday girl seems to have enjoyed them anyway, as this is what she posted on Facebook:

Yay! I love having satisfied customers!

I really enjoyed playing with making models from fondant and hope that I'll get chance to do it again soon. I'm sure I can find birthdays / events / ...Sundays to use as an excuse to practice! If anyone has any suggestions of things I should try to model, let me know! I love a challenge!

What sort of things have you guys made out of fondant?


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