How to Make Fondant Cows

Written by christell york
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Fondant cows add monochromatic and edible animals to your cakes for any type of theme. Creating these grazing animals for your cake design can be a challenge for cake novices or professionals alike. Once you have created your cows they can be added to your cakes, cupcakes, or as a decoration for your celebration. Allowing your fondant cows to sit overnight will allow them to harden and become safer for transfer.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • White fondant
  • Knife
  • Black fondant
  • Rolling pin
  • Paint brush
  • Water
  • Peach fondant
  • Ball modelling tool
  • Icing sugar

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Roll a handful of white fondant into the shape of a sausage and cut in half with a knife. Roll the cut half of the fondant into an egg shape to create the cow body.

  2. 2

    Roll the other half of the white fondant into a 1-inch thick sausage and cut into equal lengths to create the cow's legs. Mark the leg with a horizontal and vertical line to create the hoof.

  3. 3

    Roll a quarter-sized ball of black fondant out using the rolling pin. Shape the fondant into a cloud using your fingers.

  4. 4

    Dampen the black fondant using the paint brush and water and place the damp side against the back of the cow body.

  5. 5

    Dampen the legs and using the paint brush and affix to the front of the cow body.

  6. 6

    Roll the white fondant into a 1-inch thick sausage and hold the sausage against the body of the cow to measure the arm length.

  7. 7

    Cut the sausage the length necessary to make the two arms. Mark the arm with a horizontal and vertical line to create the hoof. Dampen the arm with the paint brush and place against the body to secure in place.

  8. 8

    Roll a palm-sized piece of fondant into a ball to create the cow's head.

  9. 9

    Roll a dime-size piece of black fondant out with a rolling pin and shape into a cloud with your fingers. Dampen the black fondant with the paint brush and affix to the head of the cow.

  10. 10

    Roll a pea-sized piece of peace fondant and cut it flat on one side. Wet the flat size of the fondant with water and affix to the face of the head.

  11. 11

    Create the nostrils by rubbing the peach fondant on the face with the ball modelling tool. Create the mouth using the knife.

  12. 12

    Roll a pea-sized piece of black and peach fondant into an oval and place the peach over the black fondant. The peach oval should be slightly smaller than the black oval.

  13. 13

    Cut the peach and black ovals of fondant into half and pinch the ends together to create the ears. Dampen the ends of the ears together and affix the ears to the head.

  14. 14

    Roll two centimetre-sized balls of black fondant into a ball to create the eyes. Dampen the eyes and affix to the face.

  15. 15

    Roll a dime-sized piece of fondant into a 1-inch sausage and cut into two pieces. Shape the ends of the piece into a point to create the horns. Dampen the opposite end of horns and affix to the top of the head next to the ears.

  16. 16

    Roll a dime-sized piece of peach fondant into a circle and cut into half. Roll the half into a circle and dampen with the paint brush. Affix the damp side of the circle to the stomach of the cow to create the utters.

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