Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Winnie the Pooh

My latest request was for a Winnie the Pooh 1st birthday cake for my neighbor.  Fortunately it only had to be 25 servings and they weren't too interested in any specifics, just that it was Winnie the Pooh. I have never done a Winnie cake, and was amazed at how little info there was online as a guide for making the figurines.  I have taken it upon myself to blog how I  made mine.

I started with Pooh because I was able to find a couple Youtube video's to help with him.
Adjust the sizes to fit your needs.
For Pooh I mixed yellow fondant with a touch of brown and some gumpaste.
His shirt and tongue are red fondant and his nose , eyes and eyebrows are black fondant.
I find Wilton fondant works the best for figurines.

I started with a ball of fondant that I shaped into a pear and inserted a food skewer.

Next I rolled a strip of red out and with an Exacto knife make a straight bottom edge and angles the ends.

 I then cut a wedge for Winnie's V-neck shirt

And wrap

Legs were next.

Roll a thick rope and cut into 2 pieces. I  trimmed these to the length I wanted his legs to be.  Pinch one end up to look like his foot and with the Exacto knife trimmed the other end at an angle to attach to his body.

I used gum glue to attach his limbs.

 Now for the arms, just repeat what you did for the legs.

I rolled 2 more shorter strips of red and trimmed the bottom flat and angled the ends for sleeves.

I then wrapped the red sleeves around the arm and attached them to the body with gum glue.

Starting to look like Winnie now.

Take another round ball of the yellow for his head .


With your fingers pinch some facial contour around his snout and press a flat spot for his eyes.

With the pointy fondant tool I made an impression for his mouth.

I used a small ball of red fondant to stick a tongue on.

Next, roll 2 small balls of yellow for ears.

 Indent them with the ball tool .

With gum glue, attach to his head.

The final step,  attach head to the body by placing on the top of the skewer and add eyes, nose and mouth with black fondant.
I have no idea what happened to my pictures of these steps, my digital camera ate them, but you can see my finished Winnie in the photo.

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