Thursday, December 29, 2011


I searched high and low for a tutorial on Eeyore to no avail so, here is my version.  I am pleased with it for my 1st time but next time I will either make his nose shorter or his body a bit taller.

I made his body out of a fondant /gumpaste mixture of purple and little bit of black.
The end of his nose and pads on his arms and legs are Wilton's natural pink.
The tops of his ears are regular pink.
As I stated in my last post, I have found Wilton fondant to work best for figurines.

These are the pieces you will need. Make them according to the size figurine you desire.

This is a top view of how I molded the large ball into a triangular mound ( that I now wish I had made a bit taller) for his body.
The elongated angle will be Eeyore's backside.
Insert a food skewer through the top to attach his head later.

For the legs I rolled a rope and cut it into 2 pieces. Pinch one end up slightly, to form his feet, and cut the other end at an angle to attach to his body.
I then rolled out a small strip of the natural pink.

Attach it to the leg by rubbing it smooth.

Attach his legs.

The arms are made the same way as the legs except do not pinch feet, leave the ends rounded for hands.

Attach to body with gum glue.

Next I rolled out a piece of  the natural pink for his chest.

For his head I elongated the ball of purple and slightly flattened the top.

Next I took a ball of the natural pink and made that slightly oval. I used a little gum glue and wrapped the pink oval along the wide bottom of the purple head. ( in hindsight, I would have made this a bit smaller ).
With your pointy fondant tool make nostril slits. You can see these better a little later in the tutorial.

Then I attached his head to his chubby little body.

With my pointy fondant tool I drew a line 1/2 way down the middle with a couple of scores across it.

For his ears I rolled out some lopsided tear drops of purple, and then some smaller lopsided tear drops of pink.

Gum glue the pink to the purple.

Attach to his head with gum glue.

We're gettin' there.
For his tail I rolled a thin rope, flattened the end, and scored the flattened end with the pointy fondant tool to look like the tip.

With some pink  I made a bow for the end by making a rectangle and pinching it in the center. Press a small fondant ball in the center and press it down to be the knot. Make indents on each side of the bow with the small ball tool  ( same one I used for Winnie's ears )  for detail.

I attached the tail to his backside with gum glue and placed a small dot of yellow fondant as the tack that holds it on.

Now it's time to give Eeyore his sweet little face.  I made the eyes out of  2 very small pieces of white fondant cut in a teardrop shape.

For eyeballs make 2 very small balls of black fondant and roll into ovals. Attach to the whites with a bit of gum glue.

Attach to his face with gum glue.

 I rolled more black fondant into a very thin rope and cut it in small pieces.
 I attached 4 to the top of his head, covering where his ears meet, with some gum glue for hair.
Attach 2 more for eyebrows and flatten slightly once applied. Here is also a better view of his nostrils also.

Wasn't too bad. If any of my instructions don't make sense please message me and I'll do my best to explain better.


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