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How to Make Fondant Bears
"People love my shaggy little fondant bears!"
In this cake decorating video I show you how to make fondant bears. The video shows how to make a bear with shaggy fur. However, you can of course, omit the texturizing for a bear with a smooth finish.
I've shown you the bears in the collage above to give you ideas of what you can make when you have mastered this tutorial. I made each of those bears using this method.
These cute fondant cake toppers are especially good for decorating christening cakes / baptism cake and children's birthday cakes, especially a 1st birthday cake.
To Make Fondant Bear
400g White fondant Black fondant Tylose (CMC) – For cuddly bear 1 tspn; for bear that will hold shape 3 tspns Corn flour Water
Brush Rolling pin Knife Tooth pick Small pair of sharp scissors Balling tool Small round cutter
Knead the tylose through the fondant
Take half the fondant and shape into a body form. If you are making a shaggy bear don’t worry about having a perfect smooth finish
Dust the bottom of the body with cornflour to stop it sticking to the board
Take half the remaining fondant and roll into a sausage shape. Cut into 4 – this will be the arms and legs
Shape the legs as shown and attach to the body with a small dab of water
Impress a circle into the base of the feet. This will act as a guide later if you make the bear shaggy
Make the arms the same way. If the fondant has dried, just re-knead the piece then form into shape
Push a toothpick into the body to help support the head
Take approximately ¾ of the remaining fondant and roll into the head. Roll a smaller piece to become the muzzle
Attach the muzzle with water and mark with a straight stroke and 2 curves (use the round cutter). Indent 2 areas for eye sockets
Roll 2 small balls and indent them with the balling tool to make the ears. Attach to the head with water and press gently to hold in place
Normally I would now wait overnight for the head to dry, but when I make a shaggy bear I put the head in place now so the fur can be cut all at once
Roll 2 small balls in white fondant and place in the eye sockets. Add a small black fondant ball to each eye. Roll a larger black fondant ball for the nose. Use a small dab of water to attach
If you want a shaggy bear: using a small pair of sharp scissors, cut into the fondant at random to create shaggy fur. Leave the center part of the feet plain. Often I pipe a small cross here, if the bear is to be used on a christening cake. Or an initial can be piped here
The video shows you step by step images for how to make fondant bears. This bear is quick and easy to make and can be made in many colors and sizes.