I always love cute cupcakes and to make figurines or models require fondant or gum paste. However, I do not like the hard and sweet taste of fondant. But I can't resist the cute figurines either. I have been browsing websites of baking and culinary school and registered with them so as I'm notified of their classes.
On 20 Apr, I received an email from Cake Connection on its May 2010 classes and I saw this "Animal Fondant Cupcakes" class and the picture of animals figurines which were so cute and I registered for the class.
There were a list of things that we have to bring to the class. As I am a first timer to fondant cupcakes, I need to buy 7 items out of the 10 items to bring to the class. Hubby was very nice to drop by House of Ingredients which is located near our house and bought a 2.5 cm round cutter (RM3.90), modelling tool set (RM29.90) and Flower Blossom (RM14.50). I bought Wilton 9" rolling pin from Cake Connection itself (RM39.90).
Side view ... just a cute.
Back view ... even cuter, especially the tails.
Giraffe ... this is the last and most tedious and detail figurine to create.
Giraffe with brown body spots.