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Fondant Elephant and Balloon Cake Toppers Tutorial

I am sharing with you how I made this cute fondant elephant cake topper as well as the balloons today. I used them to decorate a two-tier cake that I made for my friend’s daughter Avielle on her first birthday party. I have also made her a fondant baby shoes cake on her 100-days-old banquet. Time flies and now she’s one! May her days be filled with joy and God’s blessings

EC今天分享小象糖皮公仔和氣球插牌裝飾做法,這是EC做給朋友女兒Avielle一歲生日派對上兩層蛋糕的裝飾。Avielle百日宴時EC曾為她弄糖皮BB鞋蛋糕,轉眼間Avielle已一歲了,願她每天充滿喜樂,生命滿有神的恩典。


 

Fondant Elephant and Balloon Cake Toppers Tutorial
小象糖皮公仔和氣球插牌裝飾做法

What you need

Fondant (grey, yellow, black, pink, purple)
Tylose powder
Silicon mat
Cornstarch
Small bowl or paint pallet
Food dedicated paint brush
Pearl dust
Lemon extract or vodka
Light corn syrup
Styrofoam block
Water
Vegetable shortening
Sharp knife
Wooden skewers
Floral wire

材料及工具

翻糖(灰、黃、黑、粉紅和紫色)
Tylose粉
矽膠墊
粟粉
小碗或水彩碟
畫筆(只能接觸食物用)
珍珠色粉
檸檬香油或vodka
粟膠
發泡膠墊

固體菜油
小刀
竹籤
糖花鋼線

Directions 做法

For the Balloon Cake Toppers  氣球裝飾

Knead a pinch of tylose powder into the fondant (I used pink and purple) until evenly distributed. Roll fondant into a ball and shape into a teardrop. Form a tiny bit of fondant into a ball then flatten slightly with your finger.
將一少撮tylose粉加入糖皮中搓勻(EC用粉紅色及紫色),將糖皮滚圓後塑成水滴形,再取少量糖皮搓成小圓球後略微拍扁。

Insert the small ball into the wooden skewer then brush top and the tip of the wooden skewer with a little bit of water. Insert the tip of the wooden skewer halfway into the teardrop until it touches the small fondant.
小圓球輕輕插進竹籤中,頂部及竹籤尖端掃點水後插進水滴形中一半深度,與小圓球連接。

Re-shape the fondant ball into a balloon shape. Stick balloon into a block of styrofoam.
重新整理出氣球形狀,將氣球插在發泡膠上定形。

To add shimmer, paint the balloons with pearl dust mixed with a few drops of lemon extract. For a clear shine, paint balloons with a one to one ratio of water and corn syrup (the purple and silver balloons were painted with pearl dust whereas the pink one with corn syrup diluted with water). Let dry overnight.
用珍珠色粉加幾滴檸檬香油混合成顏料,塗在氣球上增加閃亮度,若要令身效果則可塗上一比一份量的粟膠和水(EC為紫色與銀色氣球塗上了珍珠色粉,粉紅色則掃了粟膠+水),放過夜待乾。

 

For the Fondant Elephant Cake Topper  糖皮小象公仔裝飾

Dust silicon mat with cornstarch to prevent sticking. Knead a pinch of tylose powder into the grey fondant until evenly distributed. .
粟粉洒在矽膠墊上防黏,取一少撮 tylose粉加入灰色糖皮中搓勻。

Roll fondant into a ball then flatten it into a 3 by 2 disc about 1 inch thick. With a sharp knife, cut a slit on the bottom as in the picture below. Open it up to separate a piece from the body
糖皮滚圓後輕輕按扁成3×2寸的圓餅狀,約1寸厚,用小刀在底部如圖分割出一部份作鼻子,打開將鼻子與身體分開。

For the trunk, lengthen the separated piece and shape into a log. For the legs, use a small circle cutter to cut off a piece of fondant from bottom. Smooth all edges with your finger.
將分割的部份輕輕拉長塑成鼻子,用小型圓形切模在糖皮底部切出一部份做成腿部,以手指將所有切口撫平及修滑。

With a wooden skewer, make a small indent on where you want the elephant’s eyes to go. Brush the indent with water and attach a tiny black fondant ball on top.
以竹籤在眼部位置刺出小凹洞,洞內掃點水,取少量黑色糖皮搓成小圓球後黏上。

For the balloon, knead a pinch of tylose powder into the yellow fondant until evenly distributed. Roll a tiny bit of yellow fondant into a ball then flatten it slightly. Bend the top of a florist wire into a loop and insert ball from the other end of the wire. Roll another piece of fondant into a ball then shape it into a teardrop. Brush top of small fondant piece and the loop with water. Insert the loop into the teardrop, touching the small fondant piece. Re-shape into a balloon if needed. Stick balloon into a block of styrofoam.
做氣球:將一少撮tylose粉加入黃色糖皮中搓勻,取少量糖皮搓成小圓球後略略拍扁,將糖花鋼線一端屈成小圈,小圓球輕輕從另一端插入,再另取糖皮滚圓塑成水滴形,在小圓球頂部及鋼線圈處掃點水,插進水滴形中約一半深度,與小圓球連接,重新整理出氣球形狀,將氣球插在發泡膠上定形。

For the ear, roll out the pink fondant thinly. With a craft knife, cut fondant into a little slanted B shape. Smooth the edges with your finger. Attach it to the elephant with water.
粉紅色糖皮壓薄後用小刀切出傾斜的B字作耳朵,用手指將所有切口位修滑,用水將耳朵黏在小象頭上。

Stand the elephant up on the styrofoam block. Insert the florist wire all the way through the trunk, pressing the wire into the styrofoam block so the balloon won’t fall. To make the tail, form a rope with a little bit of fondant and glue it on the elephant’s bottom. Let topper rest overnight or until dried.
小象站立在發泡膠上,糖花鋼線穿過鼻子插進發泡膠中定形,取少量灰色糖皮搓成條狀作尾巴,用少量水貼在小象尾部,放過夜或至裝飾完全乾透變硬。

Here’s the finished cake. I bent the wire a bit and added a ribbon to the balloon.
完成品,EC把鋼線屈曲後繫上絲帶。

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I made this for Avielle”s 100-days celebration last year. Click here for the fondant bow tutorial.
EC去年做給Avielle的百日宴蛋糕,蝴蝶結做法可按這裡

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Reference 參考資料
Elephant and Balloon Fondant Topper by How to Cake That
Elephant Baby Shower Cake by I Heart Baking!
How To Make Balloon Cake Toppers The Krazy Kool Cakes Way! by Krazy Kool Cakes & Designs

 

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