HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! Today I have a little eye candy for you with the most adorable little cake topper.
Remember last week's post? I reviewed one of Craftsy's classes, Cake Toppers Techniques-Fondant Animals, so I decided to go ahead and practice what I learned from Craftsy making a cake topper.
Enter... Super Horse to the rescue!!
This tiny little horse turned out so cute , all dress up for Halloween and it was so easy to make.
Let me show you how...
Materials you will need:
-Black and brown edible writers ( you can use the brown to make some hair on the horse's head)
-Dark and light brown fondant
-Small brush and water
-Modeling tool ( optional)
-Small pairing knife
-Small rolling pin and mat
-Wilton #12 round tip
-Small piece of paper towel or plastic wrap
-One piece of spaghetti pasta
-Start by knitting the fondant and making a log ( use shortening if the fondant starts to stick to your hands)
-Using the knife, mark and then cut the fondant in 4 pieces, 1 will be for the head and ears, 2 pieces will make the body and the last piece has to be cut in 4 little pieces to make the legs.
-Take the 2 pieces of fondant and knit them together, then, using the palm of your hands make an egg shape
-Mark the top of the egg shape using your fingers ( that's where the head will be) and set aside.
To make the head, knit and form the fondant into a ball, then into an egg shape.Use your fingers to go back and for to mark the nose area. Use your modeling tool or a tooth pick to mark an indentation for the ears.
To mark the nose, just make an egg shape using light brown fondant and flatten it out, use a dab of water and attach to the horse face.
The ears are just tiny little pieces of fondant rolled into a tear drop, mark the center of each ear using the back of the brush. Attach the ears to the head with a dab of water. Use your black edible marker to make the eyes and nostrils.
The legs are made rolling the fondant between the palms of your hands into a cone shape.
Now that you have all the body parts made, begin assembling the horse.
Position the back legs close together, rub a dab of water on them and place the body on top. Do the same for the front legs.Notice I did mark the legs with a piece of light brown fondant that I just roll into a ball and then flatten it out and attach it with a dab of water.
Set the body aside to dry a little
To make the cape, I just rolled a small amount of black fondant and hand cut the shape of the cape. I inserted the spaghetti pasta into the top part of the body ( this is going to hold and support the head) and attach the cape to the neck area with a dab of water.
I wanted some movement for the cape, so I placed a small piece of paper towel underneath and let it dry.
Make the mask using your fingers and a big round tip to remove the fondant from the eye area.
To complete the horse assembly,attach the mask to the head with a little water and then insert the head into the pasta stick.
Set the horse aside and let it dry.
I didn't add a tail to my horse, ups!!
Place your cake topper on a cake and you are done!
a fun and easy little horse cake topper that can be use on a Farm or Western theme cake.
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