We are a few weeks away from the end of the year and everybody is so busy! I’m busy too with all kinds of cake projects. For some of these cakes projects I need to make some things ahead. For this week I have a very cute Cake theme coming up and I need to make some fondant animals and clown. So this cake will be colorfull and cute.
To sculp animals with fondant can be difficult but at the same time also easy. You only need to have some creativity! Normally I make some sketches before making my animals etc….
When you are making like an animal, you need to make all the body parts individually and then put all together.
Fondant versus gumpaste
Normally for making animals, flowers etc… you can use gumpaste. The most people use premade gumpaste, but I use fondant and ad some Tylose powder. When you add Tylose powder to fondant you create also gumpaste. The Tylose powder adds elasticity to fondant and decreases drying time. Use approximately 1 tsp to 170 gr. fondant.
Some people use water to glue fondant or gumpaste pieces together. I use edible glue. You can make this edible glue yourself. What doe you need?
You will need:
1. 1/4 cup water,
2. 1/2 teaspoon Tylose powder,
Mix the tylose powder with the water. Don’t panic if it is a little bit clompy in the beginning. Let the mixture for a couple hours and it will clear up and you will have a nice clear edible glue.
Or you can also buy edible glue on Browny’s Cakes webshop if you don’t want to make it your self!
Here is a list of everything you need for sculpting a fondant animal, clown etc…:
- Color paste,
- Rolling pin,
- Edible glue,
- Flower cutter,
- Modelling tools,
- Lollipop sticks,
It’s a browny’s thing…