Today I'm sharing How to Make Fondant Sheep Face Cupcake Toppers. Did you see Parts 1, 2 and 4 of the series? You can see them here: How to Make a Fondant Chick Cupcake Topper, How to Make Cow Face Cupcake Topper and How to Make a Fondant Pig Face Cupcake Topper.
The first few times I did sheep cupcakes, I actually did the quite different... covering most of the cupcake in mini marshmallows and then only making a tiny face. You can see some of those sheep cupcakes here and here.
The problem with those was the marshmallows fell off pretty easily and they didn't seem to "match" the rest of the farm animals... so this time around, I came up with something new!
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To do the fondant pig face cupcake toppers, you'll need the following (shown in step 1):
- Black & White Fondant; I used homemade marshmallow fondant (for the white) and Satin Ice Black Vanilla fondant.
- A black food marker
- Sugar Glue
- Paint brush
- Fluted Round Cookie Cutter, about 2" (I had a very old Tupperware one... but I need to invest in a good set!)
- Small oval cookie cutter (for the face)
- Mini oval shaped cutter (for the ears)
- A small pointed gum paste tool - I used the one from this Wilton Gum Paste tools set, but you could also get a set SUPER cheap if you check out this deal!
- Small Rolling Pin (I use the Wilton 9" fondant rolling pin)
The pictures are self-explanatory. Roll out the white marshmallow fondant and cut out fluted 2" round circles. Then cut out the oval (for the face) and the tiny ovals (for the ears). I attach them with sugar glue to the circle circle. After that, I use tiny white balls of fondant for the eyes, then draw on the pupils. I used the pointy gum paste tool to make the nose holes. !! That's it!
If you like these, you may also want to check out my sheep cake pops!
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Hello. I wanted to ask how you might color one batch of fondant. I'd like to make the white, pink, yellow and black but don't have the resources to make a big batch of each. I'm not making too many cupcakes. 🙂
Make a whole batch of white, then tear off balls for each color. Knead the color into the warm fondant then let it rest and it should be good to go! If you've already let it rest, just warm it in the microwave for few seconds and knead the color in - then you can use it immediately. The black will be really hard to make... it takes tons of black coloring to get the fondant a true black (that's why I buy my black fondant). You might want to add some cocoa powder and make it "chocolate" and then it'll take the black color a little better. Or you could get a very small box of Wilton that includes black.
Hi Rose... I have a suggestion for your sheep. I just made some cupcake toppers for my grandson's 2nd birthday and I based my sheep on your design. I added some cute swirls with a Fat Daddio Spiral texture pin. A picture of my sheep is posted on the product page on Amazon.
Those are so super cute, Rose!
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