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bunny meets carrot (little fondant toppers)

These little fondant bunnies and carrots are easy to make. Use them to top cupcakes, cookies, cakes, candy… Crush chocolate wafers and sprinkle over brown or chocolate frosting to make “dirt,” if desired. I just stuck them on top of these New Oreo Fudge Cremes, which I can’t find anywhere online, but I think they are THESE. Perhaps I bought an early edition and they’ve changed the box.

how to make bunny and carrot toppers you will need:*
rolled fondant
food coloring (orange, lime, and maybe pink)

light corn syrup
edible writers (black and pink)

*Find pretty much all of the above in the baking aisle of your craft store. You can find food coloring and writers there, though I prefer Americolor soft gel paste (Orange, Electric Green and Electric Pink) and Americolor Gourmet Writers. For tips on finding supplies click HERE. To make your own fondant, click HERE.

step one: make your fondant pieces
For bunny…. Knead a piece of white rolled fondant briefly to make smooth. Working with small pieces (about the size of a gumball, or desired bunny size), make the body by rolling a ball with a flat top and bottom. Make the head by rolling a smaller ball with a flat bottom. Pinch two small pieces for ears and flatten the bottom by pressing onto a flat surface. Make a small ball for a tail and flatten one side (you can use pink fondant, if preferred, by adding a drop or two of pink coloring and kneading into a piece of fondant). Set your pieces aside and let stiffen an hour or two at room temperature.


For carrot…Knead a few drops of orange coloring into a piece of fondant very well. If fondant gets sticky, let sit uncovered at room temperature for about 15 minutes or until easily pliable. Take a small piece and roll into a log. Narrow one end with your fingers and flatten the other by pressing upright on a flat surface. For the carrot top, knead a few drops of green coloring into a piece of fondant. Take a small, nickel sized piece of fondant, pinch into a flat oval with your fingers, then roll up the oval, pinching one end to make a point. Flatten the point a bit by pressing onto a flat surface. Set your pieces aside and let stiffen an hour or two at room temperature.


step two: assemble your bunny and carrot
Dab your finger or a clean, small paintbrush into light corn syrup and paint on all the parts that go together to use as glue. For bunny, put the head on top of the body, attach ears on top and add tail to back. (You can see in the pic that I got a little too syrup happy with the ears. oops.)For carrot, attach top and let rest on side until dry, a couple hours. When dry, write details: For the bunny, make a pink dot on the face for a nose, add two black dots for eyes and a few black lines for whiskers. For the carrot, add a few black lines.


step three: use your toppers
See the above ideas for using your toppers. If desired, snip the end of the carrot so it looks like it’s coming out of the ground. Use corn syrup as glue, if needed, to attach the toppers.

 

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14 Comments

  1. Sue Sparks
    Posted March 31, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    So cute! Love it as usual! :)

  2. Katy
    Posted March 31, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    those are so cute!

  3. Brisbane Baker
    Posted April 1, 2010 at 1:28 am | Permalink

    Adoreable! I love them!

    I want to start playing with fondant myself but I can't seem to find Gum Tex anywhere- well besides on ebay but I don't wanna pay an arm and a leg for it! :)

    http://www.brisbanebaker.blogspot.com

  4. Chic Cookies
    Posted April 1, 2010 at 1:35 am | Permalink

    You can just use the Wilton premade white rolled fondant, though the taste is super sweet. I use it sparingly.

  5. Cakebrain
    Posted April 1, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    sooooo cute!

  6. Beth
    Posted April 2, 2010 at 3:28 am | Permalink

    that is a great idea and your pictures make it look so easy to make

  7. bridget {bake at 350}
    Posted April 2, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    I HAVE to get going with some fondant! These are TOO cute! :)

  8. kuriouskitteh
    Posted April 3, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Oooh, absolutely adorable!

    ~Kurious Kitteh

  9. Michelle
    Posted April 5, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the wonderful idea & instructions! We made these as place cards for Easter dinner yesterday.

    http://justdessertsbymichelle.shutterfly.com/pictures/10

  10. Chic Cookies
    Posted April 6, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Michelle, those are FANTASTIC! Makes me think more and more I need a page where readers can post their pics.

  11. canvas prints
    Posted November 3, 2011 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    Wow these are wonderful looking and look a lot of fun to make!

  12. Angel
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 3:23 am | Permalink

    OMG! Too cute! :)

  13. julie
    Posted May 28, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    These are adorable and I’m going to attempt them for my daughters first bday! I am very excited :) can I do these in advance and freeze them at all or refrigerate for a few days to a week?
    Thank you so much for this great tutorial!

  14. meaghanmountford
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    Hi Julie. Ugh, fondant is tough to make ahead because it collects moisture if refrigerated or frozen. I’d instead just keep in a sealed container at room temp up to a few days. But try and spread them out so they don’t touch.

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