Wednesday, February 16, 2011

How to Make a Fondant Dog

Finished Fondant Dog sculpture For my suitcase cake, I had to make a dog for the top of the cake. Since it was my first time making one, I chose to make it out of fondant since it takes longer to dry out (compared to gum paste or modeling chocolate) which gave me time to fix mistakes. Another option would have been to make it out of a 50/50 mix of fondant and gum paste. 
Fondant Dog sculpture with model picture First I started out with a picture of the dog printed out large so I could see all of the details. I kept this photo handy through the whole process.
Fondant dog sculpture in progress Since the dog was mostly white, I started off with a large round ball of white fondant. From there I started rolling it in my hands to make it longer and more narrow. I then, started to pull out the head, feet and tail. I also trimmed down the back of the dog since he was looking a bit fat. In the picture I am using a fondant tool to pull and work out the top leg.
Fondant dog sculpture in progress with color Once I had the dog the shape I wanted I started to add color. First his spots and then his nose and collar. Eyes and ears were also added at this time.
Fondant dog sculpture with details being added The last step was to add the pads on the bottom of the dogs feet. Once this was done, I placed him on the top of the cake and made his favorite ball to put between his front legs by rolling a ball of blue fondant (which you can in the first picture, up top). And tada, cute fondant dog that our friends absolutely loved!

1 comment:

  1. thank you so much for sharing how you did the dog figurine! so cute!