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HOW TO MAKE A FONDANT FOX

In this tutorial I will show you how to make a fondant fox that you can use on cupcakes or cakes. The fox is approximately 7 cm high – so if you are going to use it on cupcakes you may need to make the sizes slightly smaller than I have suggested in this tutorial.


ITEMS YOU WILL NEED:


STEP 1
Knead a small amount of the orange fondant until soft and pliable, create an oval ball approximately 4-5 cm high as per photo below. Insert a toothpick into the body – this will help hold the head of the fox on.




STEP 2

Knead a small amount of the white, roll out and cut an oval using the oval cutters. Glue to the body – this will create the front of the fox’s body.



STEP 3
Knead a small amount of the orange fondant until soft and pliable, create an off round ball approximately 2.5 cm high and approximately 3 cm wide as per the first photo below.


Using the ball tool indent 2 spots for the eye area and then using your fingers gently pinch the sides of the ball to create ‘pointy cheeks’ as per the 3rd photo below.



STEP 4
Roll out a small amount of white fondant and create a small oval approximately 1 cm in size. Glue this to the spot between the eyes as shown.


Using the pointy end of the modelling stick make 2 holes for the eyes and glue in 2 black pearls as illustrated below.


Roll a very small ball of black fondant and stick on the end of the white to make the fox’s nose.


STEP 5
Using the pointy end of the modelling stick scratch the fondant starting at the nose and out towards the ‘pointy cheeks’ to form the whiskers.



STEP 6
Roll 2 small balls of orange fondant (approximately 1 cm diameter) into pear shapes and using the veining tool create the ears.


Roll a very small amount of white fondant and push into the centre of the ear (a small triangle shape works well). Tip the pointy end of the ears with a small amount of black fondant – shape the ears so they are pointy on top and then glue to the head of the fox as per photo below.


Apologies for missing some photos in this step – my camera battery went flat and I had to finish the ears before they dried – so I missed a couple of photos before I could recharge my camera!


STEP 7
Glue the head to the body.


STEP 8
Roll out some orange fondant into 2 balls approximately 1.5cm and some black fondant into 2 balls approximately 1 cm in size.


Shape the orange ball into a drumstick shape and then add the black fondant onto the end. Squeeze and shape together to form a drumstick with a black end – this is forming the fox’s back legs.


Using a knife or the blade tool imprint 3 marks to make the fox’s toes, roll the fondant onto the side and flatten gently so that you can glue the legs to the body as per photo 5 below. Glue both legs to the body.




STEP 9
Roll out some orange fondant into 2 balls approximately 1.0cm and some black fondant into 2 balls approximately 1 cm in size.


Shape the orange ball into a thin stick shape and then add the black fondant onto the end. Squeeze and shape together to form a thin stick with a black end – this is forming the fox’s front legs.


Using a knife or the blade tool imprint 3 marks to make the fox’s toes, roll the fondant onto the side and flatten the top gently so that you can glue the legs to the body as per photo 5 below. Glue both legs to the body.



STEP 10
Roll out some orange and white fondant into 2 balls approximately 2cm in size. Roll them together and shape into a banana shape that is thinner at one end.



STEP 11
Using the pointy end of the modelling stick rough up the fondant to make it look bushy and then glue to the centre back of the fox to form the tail.


Your fox is now finished – he can be stored in a dry place until you are ready to use him.




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