Fondant is a sweet substance that bakers often use to cover cakes and cupcakes or to create decorations. While using fondant might seem difficult, you can find easy-to-use premade, precolored fondant at speciality baking stores and even at some grocery stores. Use cookie cutters to make cat paw shapes out of the fondant. Apply the fondant paws to a cake or a batch of cupcakes for the cat lover in your life.
Sprinkle some icing sugar over a clean, flat surface. The icing sugar will keep the fondant from sticking to the surface when you roll it out. It is better to use sugar rather than flour or cornstarch because it will taste good when the fondant cat paw prints are eaten.
Turn your premade, pre-dyed fondant out onto the powdered sugar-dusted surface. Rub your rolling pin with icing sugar as well.
Roll out your mound of fondant, starting in the middle and slowly working your way out to the edges. Reapply the icing sugar if the fondant begins sticking to either the surface or the rolling pin. Keep rolling out the fondant until it is about 1/8 inch thick all over.
Press a large round cookie cutter into the fondant, and lift it away. This will create the centre of the cat paw print.
Press a smaller round cookie cutter into the fondant, and lift the small circle away. Repeat this 3 more times to create the paw's 4 toes.
Lay the large part of the kitty's paw onto the cake or cupcake that you are decorating. Lay the 4 toes around the top half of the circle to finish creating the paw.
Things you need
- Premade fondant
- Icing sugar
- Rolling pin
- Large round cookie cutter
- Small round cookie cutter