Materials Used: Rice Krispies Treats Grey Fondant Red Fondant Pink Fondant Yellow Fondant White Fondant Edible Marker Sugar Glue Knife Tiny Circle Cutter Large Circle Cutters Wooden BBQ Skewer
1. Your rice krispies treats will need to be shaped into two pieces. A ball for the elephants head and then a piece for it's body. When smoothing out your RKT, it helps to roll it against your work mat to smooth out any sharp pieces.
2. Cover each piece with grey fondant. If your pieces end up bumpier than you would prefer, cover your pieces with fondant again for a smoother finish. Take your elephant's body and insert a BBQ skewer in the center. Attach the elephants feet and hands and use a tiny circle cutter to create it's nails. Take red fondant to create the elephant's neck piece and add it on top of the body. Place the head on top and secure with sugar glue.
3. Create the elephants ears by using large circle cutters (pink and grey circles). Add pink circles to the elephants feet. Add the elephants hat, nose (you can use a knife to create wrinkles), and add the eyes. To create the eye lashes, an edible marker can be used. Then voila!
Disney Font Tutorial
Materials Used: Print Out of Disney Font Parchment Paper Fondant Clay Extruder
1. To get the font, I did a google search and looked for images of the Disney alphabet. I used a program on my laptop (Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006) to modify the image so that I got only the letters that I needed. You can always print out the entire alphabet as well if you are not able to get just the letters that you need. I printed out the letters in the desired size that would fit nicely on a 12” cake tier. Just to be sure, I put the letters against my 12” styrofoam dummy to make sure it would look right.
By the way, the fondant I used for this project did not contain any tylose or CMC powder. By doing the letters a few days in advance, they will harden anyways so in my opinion, do not need a stiffening powder.
2. Take the parchment paper and lay it on top of your print out. Using ropes of fondant, lay the fondant on top of the parchment paper and follow the contours of each of the letters. Secure any pieces with sugar glue as needed (example, with the letters A and H that contain multiple pieces of rope).
3. Let the letters dry on the parchment paper. This should be done at least a day before you decorate your cakes. Voila!
The football helmet cake I did was a 6” cake. The facemask is basically constructed of 5 pieces… three long ropes and two small pieces. Photo #3 and #4 was actually done with the styrofoam piece on its side (facemask, face up) and I used multiple toothpicks to secure everything in place. I recommend making the helmet facemask at least two days in advance in order for it to harden thoroughly. Once you are ready to attach the facemask onto the helmet, you’ll find that you’ll need to cut the ends in order to make it fit correctly. Just be extra careful when you cut the ends so that you don’t damage the piece. To finish it off, simply roll out another long rope to outline the face of the helmet to cover up the ends of the mask :)
Pregnant Belly Cake
The pregnant belly cake that I did below is comprised of one 10" cake + two 12" cake layers (belly) and two 6" domes (boobies). The 6" domes I used are the Wilton ball pans. For the belly, you can always use a large dome/bowl if you have it handy. I on the other hand, wanted a very large belly so opted to use regular pans and it worked out great! So if you happen to be in the same boat and want to use regular pans, I would suggest that you just take your time and shave a little at a time until you get the right shape for the belly. Use an angled spatula to smooth on the frosting and a viva paper towel to get rid of any bumps or grooves :)