A little girl's birthday or special occasion is a time to celebrate. Any little girl who likes ballet or even dances ballet can appreciate cupcakes or a cake that has fondant ballet slippers. You can use fondant to make tiny little slippers on top of cupcakes or add little slippers around a cake for decoration.
Put down some waxed paper. Waxed paper not only keeps the kitchen from ending up a completely mess, it makes it easier to roll and mix the fondant.
Take some premade fondant out of the package. Add about two to three drops of red food colouring to the fondant.
Knead the fondant until the food colouring is distributed and the fondant becomes an even pink colour. According to Reynolds, adding some icing sugar is sometimes necessary if the fondant becomes sticky. Add more fondant if the colour is too dark.
Separate the fondant into two parts. Separate to a ratio of about one third and two thirds. Set the smaller part aside.
Break down the two-thirds part into small pieces. These will form the shoes. Shape the small pieces into ballet slippers by rolling them into a ball and then thinning it out. Press in the middle to form a hollow and mould the shape of a slipper around the hallowed middle. Repeat the process until you have several sets of slippers, then set them aside to harden.
Roll the one-third portion of fondant flat. Use a moulding knife, butter knife or similar cutting object to cut out small ribbons and bows. Ribbons are small rectangle shapes cut thin so that they fit the shoes. The bows are cut either rectangle shapes and folded into a bow or cut into the shape of a bow directly with the centre made to have accent cuts. Gently press the bow onto the front of the slippers and the ribbon into the inside of the slipper. Be careful when adding the ribbon and bows so that the shape of the slipper is not ruined.
Allow the slippers to harden, then add them to the cake or cupcakes.
Things you need
- Waxed paper
- Red food colouring
- Icing sugar
- Rolling pin
- Moulding knife