My First Fondant Cuppies Creation

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Horsey cupcake

'Moo moo' Cow cupcake

'Baa baa' Sheepy cupcake

Snails couple cupcakes - maybe they quarrel; which makes them look different directions

' Oink oink' Piggy cupcake

' Buzz buzz' Bee cupcake

Caterpillar cupcake

Tootsie tortoise cupcake

Animals parading....

Still marching...

Are they heading for a 'riot' or something else????

OOOO.. There's more here.....

So how many are they?

Sheep seems to be the leader?

Now I can see a clearer picture....

Here we go..... Are you prepared??

They came to greet Daddy and Mummy - Happy House Warming Party! That's why the HOME word came into the picture... :)


I have been super duper busy the whole week night time in order to prepare for this lovely cupcakes to bring back home. My first attempt on making fondant on my own was a failure. Thus, the following night I tried another recipe of rolled fondant and thank GOD they turned out fine except that I had been using more icing sugar than what the original recipe to get the consistency of fondant which it's not stick and soft. After making the fondant where it was recommended to let them 'rest' overnight, the following night was my figurines making project where I had googled and search for ideas of the types of cute animals that I can make out of the fondant.

The experience of making the figurines is similar to the experience of kids playing with their 'Play Doh'. Very fun and enjoyable but it's very time consuming. After trying my hands on this making this cute little guys, I really understand why all those cute cupcakes sold outside were priced premiums. Indeed a lot of concentration and time were needed to make them. So guys, hope you'll like my first time animals fondant figurines. Hope to make more of them in the future. :)

*Next post will still be on my fondant cupcakes where they were more flowery themed.

Ingredients

1 tbsp plus 2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
1/2 cup glucose
2 tbsp shortening
1 tbsp glycerin
8 cups sifted icing sugar
Icing color and flavoring, as desired

Methods
  1. Combine gelatin and cold water; let stand until thick.
  2. Place gelatin mixture in top of double boiler and heat until dissolved.
  3. Add glucose, mix well. Stir in shortening and just before completely melted, remove from heat.
  4. Add glycerin, flavoring and color. Cool until lukewarm.
  5. Next, place 4 cups confectioner’s sugar in a bowl and make a well.
  6. Pour the lukewarm gelatin mixture into the well and stir with a wooden spoon, mixing in sugar and adding more, a little at a time, until stickiness disappears.
  7. Knead in remaining sugar. Knead until the fondant is smooth, pliable and does not stick to your hands.
  8. If fondant is too soft, add more sugar; if too stiff, add water (a drop at a time).
  9. Use fondant immediately or store in airtight container in a cool, dry place. Do not refrigerate or freeze. When ready to use, knead again until soft.

1 comments:

Sukkimi said...

Wah lovely lovely creation, You're so talented!

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