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Fondant Cow Cake Topper
Hayley

Fondant Cow Cake Topper

by Hayley
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So you may have already tried out our sugarpaste pig or sugarpaste horse tutorial and now you're looking to expand your collection of farmyard animals with this adorable sugarpaste cow! Well look no further; this tutorial will take you step by step to create this lovely creature. Use the cow on its own or incorporate it into a farmyard scene – you could even use this on a Jack and the Beanstalk cake! The possibilities are endless.

you will need...

  • White sugarpaste
  • Black Sugarpaste
  • Pink Sugarpaste
  • Dark Brown (Chocolate) Sugarpaste
  • Gum Tragacanth
  • Cone Modelling Tool
  • Edible Glue
  • Knife
  • Black Edible Pen
  • Scallop Modelling Tool

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instructions

Knead some gum tragacanth into your sugarpaste before you start, as this will ensure your sugarpaste cow will set hard (and not go out of shape!) Leave the sugarpaste in an air-tight container when not in use so that it doesn't dry out.

Making The Body

1. Begin by taking a piece of white sugarpaste, around the size of a golf ball, and rolling this into a chunky sausage shape.

2. Next you will need to make the cow patches, which are really easy to do! Simply take a tiny piece of black sugarpaste and roll this into a ball. Press the ball against the cow's body and spread the edges with your fingers to make the shape distorted. Each patch should look slightly different.

Making The Cow\'s Head

3. For the cows head, take another piece of white sugarpaste around half the size of the body, and roll this with your hands into a ball. Elongate the end of the ball slightly to make a rounded tear-drop shape.

4. For the snout, roll a small piece of pink sugarpaste (roughly the size of a 5 pence piece) into a ball and flatten with your fingers. Stick this to the front of the cow's head.

5. Use the serrated cone tool to make three holes in the cows snout; two for the nostrils and one smaller hole for the mouth.

Making The Cow\'s Ears

6. The cows ears are made from two small pieces black sugarpaste. Roll these into balls and then, using your fingers, shape the balls into rounded triangles. Stick each triangle to the sides of the cow's head, securing into place with a little edible glue.

7. Now you need to make the horns. To do this, take two pieces of dark brown sugarpaste and roll these into tiny sausage shapes. Make two holes in the top of the cow's head using the cone tool, and then stick each sausage on top of the head.

Making The Eyes

8. For the eyes, roll two small pieces of white sugarpaste into balls. Roll two smaller pieces of black sugarpaste into balls and then stick these on top of the white balls. Place the eyes on the front of the cow's head, again securing with a small amount of edible glue.

9. Add detail to the eyes by drawing two black lines above each one using an edible pen. Alternatively you can use a cocktail stick with a little black paste colour to create two dark lines above each eye. Create even more definition by using the scallop modelling tool to make two eyelids, ensuring that you push the scalloped edge firmly into the sugarpaste to make a clean line. To finish the details on the head, add several cow patches (as you did for the body).

Creating The Legs

10. To make the cow's legs, firstly roll a long sausage shape out of white sugarpaste. This needs to be roughly 3" in length. Cut the sausage into 4 equal pieces.

11. Use your fingers to smooth out the sausage shapes and then stand these upright. Add some cow patches to the legs in the same way as you did for the body and head.

12. Place the body on top of the legs to make sure that they sit perfectly beneath the cow, and then glue each leg to the underside of the body.

Assembling The Cow

13. Place the head on top of the body, using a little edible glue to secure it into place.

14. Lastly, make a cute little tail for the cow by rolling a small piece of black sugarpaste into a thin sausage shape. Create a hole in the back of the cow using the cone tool, and then push the end of the sausage into this. Use a little edible glue to keep it in place, and then leave the cow to dry overnight before using on your cake.

 

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