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pacman, pinky, inky and clyde (but not blinky)


Since I already had yellow, pink, blue and orange fondant prepared, these relics of my childhood were a cinch to make. I had no red fondant, so poor Blinky was ignored.

I had some Pacman skills back then, but they were not as refined as they might’ve been, as I could only practice at my friend’s house. She had Atari. We had Intellivision. As you may recall, Intellivision had Pitfall, Frogger, and BurgerTime, but sadly, no Pacman.

Sans kitchen, my fondant characters are without a cookie or cake home, but here are some suggested uses for fondant decorations:

  • use to decorate cupcakes or cakes (simply lay on the frosting)
  • cut a cookie the same shape, spread with frosting and top the cookie with the fondant characters

how to make pacman and ghost fondant decorations


you will need:*
white rolled fondant
wax paper
rolling pin
black gourmet writer

knife

circle cookie cutter (2 1/2 inches)

small circle cutter (1/2 inch)
yellow, pink, blue, orange and
red food coloring
template for ghost
cakes, cupcakes or cookies

*Fondant is available at any major craft store. You may also find food coloring and edible pens there, but I use Americolor brand soft gel pastes and gourmet writers, available on the internet. You can adjust the sizes of your characters, but I used a 2 1/2 inch circle for Pacman. You can click HERE to get my template for a ghost of comparable size. I used a 1/2 inch circle cutter to cut out the ghosts’ eyes.

TIP: If fondant gets too sticky and difficult to manage, let sit at room temperature uncovered for about 15 minutes! Also, let your characters stiffen for a couple hours before using to decorate cookies or cakes.


fondant pacman:

Knead a few drops of yellow food coloring into a handful of white rolled fondant very well. Roll about 1/8″ thick between two pieces of wax paper. Cut out 2 1/2 inch circle. With knife, cut out wedge for mouth. Draw dot for eye with black gourmet writer.

fondant ghost:
Knead a few drops of pink, blue, orange or red coloring into a handful of white rolled fondant very well. Roll about 1/8″ thick between two pieces of wax paper. Print and cut out this template for ghost, lay template on rolled-out fondant and cut around template with a knife. Pat the edges to smooth. Roll out white fondant between wax paper and cut out two 1/2-inch circles for each ghost. Wet the back of each mini fondant circle with your finger and adhere to the ghost. Draw eyes on the white circles with the black marker. Have each ghost look in a different direction.
By the way, find interesting Pacman trivia HERE and HERE.

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6 Comments

  1. bridget {bake at 350}
    Posted September 14, 2009 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    So fun!!! I loved Ms. PacMan!

  2. Gloria
    Posted September 14, 2009 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    BRILLIANT! My husband is going to love these. I'm going to make them as soon as I get my hands on some fondant. Thank you!

  3. apparentlyjessy
    Posted September 15, 2009 at 6:20 am | Permalink

    Hehe, super cute, gotta love the classics!

  4. Kami
    Posted September 15, 2009 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    So adorable!!

  5. Jenny
    Posted September 28, 2009 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    Love! Video game-themed treats are the best.

  6. ...
    Posted November 26, 2009 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    Awww~! They look really great!!
    Nice work.

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