Make hand-molded fondant frogs like the ones in this baby shower cake!
1. Make a ball of green fondant about the size of a golf ball or a little larger.
This is the body.
2. Make another ball, roughly 1/2 the size of the first. This is the head.
3. With your thumb and forefinger, pinch indentations on the top of the head on
These are the "eye sockets".
4. With a modeling tool, make an indentation in the shape of a smile for the mouth.
5. For eyes, roll 2 white balls of fondant each about the size of a pea. Then
roll black fondant flat and thin with a rolling pin and use a tip 7 or 8 to cut
a round circle for the pupil. Attach the black to the white ball, then attach
the eyes to the "eye socket" indentations you made with your fingers. A tiny
bit of water is usually a sufficient glue for this.
6. Shape the back legs. The shape is kind of like a flat disc, narrowing down
into a foot. I have a bad habit of starting with way too much fondant for
the limbs -- you will not need very much to make the legs. Use kitchen shears
to snip two 'V' shapes in the foot for froggy toes.
7. Attach the legs to the sides of the body with a tiny bit of water. It helps
to make both the legs before attaching to the body so you can easily determine they
are the same size.
8. The arms are tiny little club shapes. Again, cut the end with two 'V's
to make froggy fingers.
9. Attach the arms to the body in any position you desire. Different arm positions
convey different personalities! For arms up in the air, I inserted a toothpick
to help them hold their positions.
10. For added detail you can cut out small darker green spots and attach them to