Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Making a Fondant Teddy Bear

I have an order this weekend for 24 cupcakes for a naming ceremony. They have requested fondant teddy bears on each of the cupcakes and I have made the following and thought I would share with you how I did it;

Step 1: For cupcake toppers the bears are fairly small. Take a golf ball size ball of brown fondant mixed with a small bit of gumpaste. Split this in half; with one half, shape it in to a body for the bear.

Step 2: Take the second half of the fondant and tear off a small part for the arms and legs. Roll this into a sausage shape and cut into 4 equal parts then shape these into arms and legs and attach to the bears body. Use a small circle to make imprints on the bears feet.

Step 3: Gently press the body in using the tool pictured so that the head has somewhere to rest and won't fall off.

Step 4: With the final part of the fondant take off 1 small part which will form the muzzle and 2 smaller bits for the ears.

Step 5: Roll the bigger bit and shape into a circle for the head, then attach this to the body. Now it's time to make the muzzle, roll the small bit of fondant into a small ball and attach to the head, slightly flattening. Now using a nozzle make two markings for the mouth and a straight line down the middle.

Step 6: Make two indents for where the eyes will be and two for where the ears will be. Now make the ears as below and attach them (you may need to use some edible glue).

Step 7: With a sharp pair of scissors start cutting into the fondant for a shaggy beat effect.

Step 8: With a small bit of white and black fondant make the eyes and a button nose and here's the finished fondant bears.

I hope you all like them, I am baking the cakes on Friday night so will take some more photos then of the bears actually on the cupcakes and let you see!

For more of my cupcakes take a look at my website

Rach x

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