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Fondant Sheep Cake Topper
Heather

Fondant Sheep Cake Topper

by Heather
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Sheep are magical creatures and they have every right to have their own tutorial! So here we'll so you how to make your very own sugarpaste sheep. Make your own farm themed cake and have the whole gang from 'Old MacDonald's farm' on it! They'd also be a great addition to a Shaun the Sheep cake, and we have a tutorial for that, too. So why not get stuck in and make these very simple, but effective, sugarpaste sheep. If this doesn't take your fancy, then baa-humbug!

you will need...

  • White Sugarpaste
  • Black Sugarpaste
  • Green Sugarpaste
  • Small Star Piping Tip
  • Cone Modelling Tool
  • Blade Modelling Tool
  • Small Blossom Cutter
  • Edible Glue

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CDS White Sugarpaste 250g
CDS White Sugarpaste 250g
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£1.49
Renshaws Regalice Black Sugarpaste 250g
Renshaws Regalice Black Sugarpaste 250g
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£1.49
Green Sugarpaste 125g
Green Sugarpaste 125g
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£1.19
Wilton Star Decorating Tube #18
Wilton Star Decorating Tube #18
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£1.87
PME Serrated and Tapered Cone Tool
PME Serrated and Tapered Cone Tool
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£4.79
PME Blade & Shell Modelling Tool
PME Blade & Shell Modelling Tool
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£4.79
Flower Blossom Plunger Cutter - Small
Flower Blossom Plunger Cutter - Small
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£3.49
Edible Glue Tube
Edible Glue Tube
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£2.49

instructions

It's probably a good idea to firstly knead some gum tragacanth into your sugarpaste so that it sets hard. You don't want your sheep to go out of shape!

Making The Body

1. Start by taking a piece of white sugarpaste and roll this into a chunky sausage shape. This will make the body of your sheep.

2. To give the body a 'wooly' texture, take the star piping tip and dab this all over the white sugarpaste. Place the body to one side.

Making The Legs

3. To make the legs, roll a piece of black sugarpaste into a long, thin sausage shape, and cut this into two equal pieces. Gently bend the sausages in half to create the front and back legs. Position these underneath the body, securing into place with a little edible glue.

4. The sheep also needs a tail, so roll a small pea-sized piece of black sugarpaste into a ball and stick this to the back of the sheep using a small amount of edible glue.

Making The Sheep's Head

5. For the head, firstly roll a piece of black sugarpaste into a smooth, round ball. Using your hands, elongate this slightly to create an oval shape.

6. Now it's time to add some eyes to the face. You'll need to make 2 small balls of white sugarpaste and 2 smaller balls of black sugarpaste. Flatten the balls to make circles, and then place the black circles on top of the white ones to make 2 eyes. Stick these to the sheep's face.

7. The nose is very easy to create, simply take your cone modelling tool and make 2 holes in the lower half of the face. Done.

8. For the mouth, gently hold the sheep's head in one hand and use the blade modelling tool to create a slit in the bottom of the head. The sheep's mouth needs to be open if you want it to be eating grass!

9. To finish off the sheep's head, you're going to need to make some ears! Create 2 small triangle shapes out of black sugarpaste and indent these, again using the blade modelling tool. Stick them to the top of the sheep's head using a small amount of edible glue.

10. Lastly, roll out a small piece of green sugarpaste and use a small blossom cutter to create the grass. This will make the perfect size for your sheep's mouth to hold! Glue the grass to the inside of the sheep's mouth and leave the whole thing to dry, preferably overnight.

In just 10 easy steps you've made a sugarpaste sheep! What else can you make? Well we have a whole host of farmyard animals for you to try out, such as a pig (with a curly tail), a cow and a horse. We also have a Shaun the Sheep tutorial and finally, a farm cake tutorial for you to sit your sugarpaste animals on. Have a go and see what you can create!

 

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