Fondant Shells

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Fondant Cockle Shells

Fondant Cockle Shells Step One

Roll out cake fondant onto waxed paper and cut out a wedge shape as pictured using a sharp craft knife coated in cooking oil.

Fondant Cockle Shells Step Two

Score

the

top

of

the

wedge

as

pictured

using

the

paring

knife.

Fondant Cockle Shells Step Three

Pinch

the

narrow

end

of

the

wedge

and

tuck

it

under

the

shell.

Fondant Cockle Shells Step Four

Set the finished shell on top of a rolled up ball of waxed paper to dry. The balled up waxed paper will keep the curved shape as the seashell dries.

Vanilla bean specks kneaded into fondant create great flavor as well as texture.

Fondant Egg Cockles

Fondant Egg Cockles Step One

Cut

a

rounded

shape

from

rolled

fondant

using

an

oiled

craft

knife.

Fondant Egg Cockles Step Two

Press slowly into the center of the fondant shape with a well oiled thumb until it bulges. Then set it on top of a rolled up ball of waxed paper to keep the bulged shape as the fondant dries

Marbled FondantLightly knead in a small amount of another fondant color twisting the fondant before rolling it out to create marbled fondant.

Fondant Worm Shells

Fondant Worm Shells Step One

Roll out a tapered piece of fondant on waxed paper with well oiled fingers.

Fondant Worm Shells Step Two

Coil

the

fondant

tightly

as

shown.

Fondant Worm Shells Step Three

Pull the coil of fondant gently until the loops are slightly separated and set aside on waxed paper to dry.

Fondant Tools

Wilton Fondant Confectionery Tool Set Amazon Price: (as of 08/18/2010)

Wilton 1907-1107 Set of 10 Gum-Paste Modeling Tools with Storage Case Amazon Price: $27.47 (as of 08/18/2010)

Fat Daddio's 12 Piece Set of Gumpaste and Fondant Tools Amazon Price: $19.99 (as of 08/18/2010)

Fondant Sea Snails

Fondant Sea Snails Step One

Roll out a tapered piece of fondant on waxed paper with well oiled fingers.

Fondant Sea Snail Step Two

Coil the fondant into a tight coil starting at the small end. Set aside on waxed paper to dry.

Cut and Shape the Asterina Star

There are several ways to make asterina stars from fondant or gumpaste. The easiest is to cut a five or six-sided star from thickly rolled out fondant then shape the fondant with your well-greased fingertips. Cut out the basic shape with a five or six sided star cookie cutter or with a sharp knife. Gently push the fondant on the edges of the shape towards the center of each arm and towards the center. Each arm is higher along the center of its length in a ridge and these ridges all meet in the center of the starfish. In some starfish the ridge is pronounced but in others it is softened so the whole starfish is somewhat pillow-like.

Detailing the Asterina Sea Star

Insert a toothpick into the end of each arm of the starfish to poke a small hole or slit and bend the tip of the arm up gently.

You can either call your fondant starfish done at that point or you can add texture. One way to do that is to moisten a paper towel and wring out the excess moisture then spray it with non-stick cooking spray before gently pressing it against the top of the fondant starfish. Another is to use a moistened toothpick or bamboo skewer (sharp or blunt end, your choice) to prick tiny dents all over the surface of the starfish.

Sprinkle a sheet of wax paper lightly with powdered sugar and gently set your finished starfish on it to dry.

How to Make Fondant Linckia Starfish

Linckia stars have a small central body that blends into legs that look kind of like thin sausages. The linckia starfish most commonly seen in the aquarium trade have five legs. They usually come in rather vivid colors such as bright purple, bright blue, light blue, orange and tomato red. Linckia stars are usually seen in sizes ranging from an inch across to more than a foot across.

Shaping the Linckia Sea Star Parts

Start with a round ball of fondant in your chosen color. You can roll it out like clay between the palms of your well-greased hands. Gently flatten the ball so it forms a slightly mounded disk. Poke the disk around its edge with your fingertips, making five evenly spaced dents. Then make five thick "snakes" out of fondant, again molding them like clay with your hands.

Detailing the Linckia Starfish

Press the arms into the five dents in the starfish body, smoothing them into the fondant using dampened fingers.

You can give your finished linckia star texture with a damp paper towel or by pricking it with a toothpick, bamboo skewer, or fork.

Where to Find a Recipe for Fondant

How To Make Decorating Fondant for Cakes Fondant is like edible modeling clay. It can be shaped, colored, cut or molded. It can turn a plain cake into a work of art. If you've seen Ace of Cakes you've seen fondant in use. A baker can make real works of art with the use of a little fondant....

Fondant Serpent Stars

Serpent starfish have a distinct central body with thin, whip-like legs. They usually have five legs and come in green, brown, red, sandy brown, black, or mixed colors. Serpent stars often have banded colors on the legs or amazing patterns on their entire bodies. You can find serpent stars from less than a quarter inch across to several feet across.

Brittle Star Legs

Roll

out

five

skinny

"snakes"

of

fondant

to

serve

as

arms.

Assembly

Lay

out

the

arms

with

all

five

touching

in

the

center.

Finishing the Serpent Star

Roll out a small round ball of fondant between your well-oiled palms and flatten in into a disk. Then press the edges of the disk onto a flat, slick surface to give it five flat sides. Lay the flattened pentagon on top of junction of the legs.

Serpent stars can be textured the same way as the other types of stars but use great care when using a damp paper towel on them to avoid having the whole starfish stick to it due to the thinness of the legs. A toothpick, blunt knife or bamboo skewer can be used to draw bands on the long legs.