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Thomas Fondant Cake Topper – tutorial

21 Oct

Here is my most recent Thomas Cake and a quick tutorial on how I made Thomas.
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1. I made Thomas from fondant mixed with tylose.  First I made a basic black cylinder

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2. The face can be created a lot of ways.  You could do a simple round grey circle with added features.  This time I tried to create more of a 3D shape to Thomas’ face before adding the features which I did by using basic gumpaste tools.
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3. I added eyes and eyebrows then used tylose glue to put the face on the cylinder and then added a strip of blue around the back of the cylinder.

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4.  I created a square with a rounded top for the back of Thomas

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5. A black rectangle with a thin red layer for the base of him.  The red layer needs to be slightly wider the thomas cylinder
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6.  Glue him together and add some side panels and semi-circlesImage

7.  I added a smoke stack on top and some wheels

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7.  And then just a few details on the sides and top of him to finish him off.   I added a few thin red fondant stripes to the top of him, used a red edible marker on the sides and added a fondant 1.

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Thanks for reading!!

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How To: Eeyore Tutorial

21 Oct

So this is my first tutorial.  I hope to do a bunch of these.

I used a 50/50 blend of gumpaste and fondant to make Eeyore.

1. Make a cone shaped lump for the body out of dark blue.  Create a curved spine along the back of the cone (see pic).
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2,  Create a light blue flat oval and add it onto the body.

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3. Push together a piece of dark blue fondant with a smaller piece of light blue.  Form into a leg.  Use a veining tool to create the creases in the legs.
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4. Repeat for other hind and front legs.

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5. At this point I left Eeyore to harden for a couple days.

6. To make his head I made two ovals, one of dark and one light.  I cut 1/3 off of both ovals and then glued the 2/3 portion of the dark to the 1/3 portion of the light.  Like this.

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7.  Attach the head to the body with a toothpick and gumpaste glue.  Take a piece of dark blue and blend it along the back of Eeyore’s neck to bring the two pieces together.  To make the gumpaste a bit more pliable I put it in the microwave briefly.  I could not get a perfect blend but I think it looks better then two separate pieces.

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8.  Add all the details.  I used a toothpick to add some lines and nostrils to Eeyore’s face.  I rolled out a spade shape of dark blue and added a smaller pink layer for each ear.  I used a petal and a circle cutter for his eyes and small strips for eyebrows.

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9.  Don’t forget his tail – a stripe of dark blue fondant with a pink bow, black tip and the nail.  I forgot to take a picture of this…

10.  Here he is on the cake.

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Thanks for reading 🙂