How to make a hand-molded fondant giraffe.
This cute little giraffe is a perfect topper for a baby shower cake or child's jungle-themed cake.
1. Make four thick yellow logs about 1.5 inches high for legs.
is a disc of brown fondant.
2. Make a yellow cylinder about 3-4" long for the body.
3. The head and neck are in the shape of an upside down boot, or think of that famous
picture of the Loch Ness Monster. Poke a hole in the neck with a toothpick,
almost all the way to the top. Also poke a hole in the body. the toothpick
will hold the head and neck on. Let all these pieces dry overnight or longer
so they will hold their shape.
4. When all the pieces are dry, place the body on top of the legs (attach with royal
icing or a tiny bit of water). Then insert the toothpick into the neck and
attach the head and neck to the body.
5. The ears are puffy triangle shapes indented in the middle with a modeling tool.
Attach them to the top-sides of the head with a little bit of water. The little
brown antennae-things are just tiny rolled pieces of brown fondant.
6. For the spots on the sides, use various sizes of round tips to make the cutout
shapes. Attach to the body with a tiny bit of water. The tail is a long
rolled yellow piece of fondant.
7. The hair for the mane and tail-tip is just brown fondant pushed through a regular
garlic press. Cut it to the desired length, arrange and attach it to the neck
and tail with a little water.
8. The eyes are white fondant cutouts, tip 12, with black fondant cutouts on top,
tip 7. The nose slits are just two thin black fondant lines cut with a paring
Here's another similar giraffe for a baby girl's shower. It has a bow around
its neck and flower stamens for "antennae".