17 December, 2015

How to make a Fondant Santa Claus | Christmas Baking!



I've been so excited to share this post with you! You might have already seen my tutorials on how to make a Fondant Snowman and a Fondant Reindeer, (you should definitely check those out too!) and today I'm going to show you how to make a Santa Claus.

I'm pretty proud of this because this was the first time I'd ever attempted a human being (you might have seen my fondant Panda tutorial at the beginning of the year)- and I think he went pretty well!

You will need:

  • Red Fondant
  • Black Fondant
  • White Fondant
  • Skin coloured Fondant
  • Yellow Fondant
  • Cocktail Sticks
  • Flower Leaf Tool
  • Ball Tool
  • Edible Glue (Optional)

Method:

1. Roll a large ball of red fondant and then mould into a pyramid shape, making sure the bottom still stays "rounded".

2. Roll large "sausages" of red fondant for his legs and mould to his body.

3. Roll small circles of black fondant and attach to the ends of his legs for his shoes as below:

How to make a Santa Claus from fondant

4. Roll two more large "sausages" of red fondant for his arms and mould to his body. (You can use edible glue to attach his arms if needed).

How to make a Santa Claus from fondant icing

5. Roll a small "sausage" of white fondant for the white fur of his coat and attach to his body (again, you can use edible glue if needed but if your fondant is moist enough you won't need to!)

How to make a fondant Santa Claus

6. Roll two small balls of white fondant and flatten to make his hands. Using your flower leaf cutter, cut the circle to make an indent where his thumb would be to create mittens!

How to make a Santa Claus from fondant icing
How to make a Santa Claus from fondant icing

(Cute right?!)

How to make a Santa Claus from fondant icing
7. Roll a thin strip of black fondant and attach to his body for his belt. Then make a belt buckle out of four strips of yellow fondant.

8. Roll a small ball of skin coloured fondant for his head. Using a ball tool, indent two circles for his eye "sockets".

How to make a Santa Claus from fondant icing

9. Roll two small balls of white fondant and place into the holes you made for his eyes. Then add two dots of black fondant on top.

10. Using your flower leaf tool, indent a smile onto his face and add a small ball of fondant onto his face for his nose.

How to make a Santa Claus from fondant icing

11. Roll a ball of red fondant and then using your hands mould into a cone to make into a Santa hat.

12. Mould onto his head- make sure you mould it round the back of his head as well as the top- this will help to support the weight of the hat!

How to make a Santa Claus from fondant icing
13. Add a small ball of white fondant to the end of the hat and add a strip of white fondant around the brim of the hat.

14. Then add strips of white fondant to his face for his beard and moustache!

How to make a Santa Claus from fondant icing

15. Put a cocktail stick into the top of Santa's body and measure his head against it to see how much of it you need- you want the cocktail stick to go about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way into his head. Too short and the head won't have enough stability but too long and it will stick out of the top of his head!

How to make a Santa Claus from fondant icing

16. Once your cocktail stick is the correct length, slide his head onto the stick.

How to make a Santa Claus from fondant icing

What do you think?! Let me know if you make my Santa, I'd love to see your versions! You can tweet me @CakeyDreamer on Twitter or use the hashtag #cakeydreamerbakes on Instagram!

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