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Fondant Pig Cake Topper
Hayley

Fondant Pig Cake Topper

by Hayley
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Oink oink! This sugarpaste pig tutorial will show you how to make an adorable pink pig complete with curly tail! Use the pig on a celebration cake or make miniature versions for cupcakes. You could even create a whole farm of animals by making a sugarpaste cow and sugarpaste horse. Perfect for all ages and celebrations!

you will need...

  • Pink Sugarpaste
  • White Sugarpaste
  • Black Sugarpaste
  • Blade Modelling Tool
  • Ball Modelling Tool
  • Scallop Modelling Tool
  • Cocktail Stick
  • Dark Brown Sugarpaste
  • Gum Tragacanth
  • Small Circle Cutter
  • Edible Glue

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you will need...

Renshaws Regalice Baby Pink Sugarpaste 250g
Renshaws Regalice Baby Pink Sugarpaste 250g
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£1.49
CDS White Sugarpaste 125g
CDS White Sugarpaste 125g
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£0.99
Black Sugarpaste 125g
Black Sugarpaste 125g
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£1.19
PME Blade & Shell Modelling Tool
PME Blade & Shell Modelling Tool
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£4.79
PME Ball Modelling Tool
PME Ball Modelling Tool
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£4.14
PME Scallop & Comb Modelling Tool
PME Scallop & Comb Modelling Tool
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£4.14
Cocktail Sticks
Cocktail Sticks
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£0.98
Renshaws Regalice Chocolate Sugarpaste 250g
Renshaws Regalice Chocolate Sugarpaste 250g
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£1.49
Sugarflair Gum Tragacanth (Superior Grade)
Sugarflair Gum Tragacanth (Superior Grade)
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£4.69
PME Round Cutter Set x 3
PME Round Cutter Set x 3
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£2.59
Edible Glue Tube
Edible Glue Tube
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£2.49

instructions

Before you begin to make your pig, you'll need to knead some gum tragacanth into your sugarpaste. This will make the pig set hard (you don't want it going out of shape!)

Making The Body

1. Take a chunk of pink sugarpaste (golf ball sized) and divide this into two pieces, one bigger than the other. Roll these into two smooth balls. The larger of the two will form the pig's body, and the smaller will be for the pig's head.

2. Stick the head onto the body using a small amount of edible glue, and put to one side to dry.

Making The Ears

3. Now let's give the pig some ears. Take two pea-sized pieces of pink sugarpaste and roll these into balls. Using your fingers, mould these into flatter triangular shapes.

4. Add detail to the ears by using the blade tool to make an impression in each ear. You can also use the blade tool to create indentations in the pig's head where you want the ears to sit.

5. Put a small amount of edible glue on the pig's head and ears before sticking these into place.

Making The Snout

6. For the snout, you'll need a to make a small round circle out of pink sugarpaste. Use the end of a small piping tip to make this or a small round cutter.

7. Give the snout two nostrils by using the smaller end of the ball modelling tool and push this firmly into the sugarpaste.

8. Use a tiny amount of edible glue to stick the snout to the pig's head.

Making The Eyes

9. Next, we need to give the pig some eyes! To do this, take a small piece of white sugarpaste and split this into two equal parts. Roll these into two small balls. The size of the eyes should be in proportion with the size of the head, so use this as a guide as to how much sugarpaste you should use.

10. Using a small amount of edible glue, stick these to the front of the pig's head. Take two smaller pieces of black sugarpaste and roll these into balls. Again, using the smaller end of the ball modelling two, create two indentations in the centre of the eyeballs. Stick the black balls into the indentations and secure using edible glue.

Making The Mouth & Eyebrows

11. Give your cheeky pig some character using the scallop modelling tool. Push this firmly into the pig's head to make a mouth, and then turn the tool upside-down to make the eyebrows.

Making The Pig's Legs

12. Start by rolling a long sausage shape, roughly 3" in length.

13. Cut the sausage into 4 equal pieces.

14. Using your hands, smooth out the edges of the legs to make them more rounded.

15. Take a piece of dark brown sugarpaste and roll this out to approximately 1mm thick. Use a small round cutter or the end of a small piping tip to make 4 circles. Stick these to the end of the pig's legs using a small amount of edible glue.

16. Place each leg under the pig and secure into place using a little edible glue.

Making A Curly Tail

17. Using the small end of the ball modelling tool, make a hole in the back of the pig.

18. Take a small piece of pink sugarpaste and roll this into a thin sausage shape with pointed ends. Gently wrap the sausage around a cocktail stick to make a spiral and leave this to one side to dry slightly.

19. You need to push the end of the tail into the back of the pig so don't let the sugarpaste fully set, just enough so that it will retain it's shape. Use a small amount of edible glue to hold the tail in place.

20. Leave the pig to fully set before using on a cake or cupcakes.

You now have one very cute curly-tailed pig to use on your farm themed cake! Why not try out our other tutorials and make Old MacDonald's farm?

 

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