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Need help making farm animals out of fondant!

post #1 of 11
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Hi all,

I'm pretty new to this site and this is my first posting. I need your help! I thought I had instructions on how to make farm animals out of fondant but I can't seem to find them. I need to make a cow, pig, horse, chicken and sheep! does anyone have any instructions on how to make them?
~Jaci
post #2 of 11
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Originally Posted by Jackofallcakes

Hi all,

I'm pretty new to this site and this is my first posting. I need your help! I thought I had instructions on how to make farm animals out of fondant but I can't seem to find them. I need to make a cow, pig, horse, chicken and sheep! does anyone have any instructions on how to make them?
~Jaci


here ...hope this helps.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgqpCWC-u0k
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post #3 of 11
Hi, if you have the Wilton 2009 Yearbook. There are instructions on making Fondant Animal Heads and Tails. I know, I know, its not the entire animal body BUT, I just figured if you had instructions for head and tail maybe you can wing the body parts. They have a horse, pig, and cow instructions. I hope this helps you somewhat, if you have the book that is.
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post #4 of 11
Sorry, I fogot to mention WHY they only give instructions for farm animals head and tails. Its because the are usewd for cupcakes in this particular issue and the Cupcakes are used as the animals body
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post #5 of 11
I made this cake last year.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1307978

Do you mean ones like this or more realistic ones?
post #6 of 11
I've gotten a couple books at my local Michael's on how to make little animals from clay, and you can use the same techniques for fondant. Once you get the basics down you can go from there.
post #7 of 11
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Honeyscakes, thanks for the link, that did help! i will look for more on youtube for the other animals!

Skirt, those anaimals you made turned out nice!.....I found this cake on here and want to make the animals similar to these.
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post #8 of 11
Fondant figures start as balls and logs of fondant, then you work the shape into what you need.

Clay directions are great to follow, just exchange toothpics for spaghetti noodles.

Pick up some fondant and play with it. The first one may not look like the best, but use it as a learning experince and you will see what to do or fix next time.

One thing is I wouldn't use straight fondant for the figures. I would either use fondant with gum-tex, tylose, cmc or mix in some gumpaste with it. Fondant alone is slower to dry, and will often flatten out some as they dry. Gumpaste mixed in will allow you some time to work with it, but have it dry faster. Also dry them on a piece of soft foam to help hold the shape, other wise they will have flat bottoms.
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post #9 of 11
You can purchase clay books at the craft stores that have farm animals in them. I agree with TexasSugar on the mixture for the animals. Good luck.
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your help TexasSugar! That was actually my next question. i saw that a lot of people just use straight gumpaste for their animals and some use fondant, since its ok to mix the two then thats what i will probably do. Thanks for the tip!
post #11 of 11
I would use a mixture until you get the hang of it. Gumpaste is going to start to dry out faster which will lead to cracks on the surface if you keep working with it.

Since you are new to making the figures you will want a little time to work with it before it starts to dry out.
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