22nd November 2016 // 4 Comments

Tutorial: Cute Little Fondant Reindeer!

Cute fondant reindeer tutorial by Juniper Cakery

It’s definitely the season for a little bit of cuteness! Say hello to our rather glamorous little reindeer! It’s utterly perfect for cupcakes and cakes full of festive cheer… plus it’s super easy to make. You can even skip the addition of the tiny bow and bell if you’re a bit rushed for time or just want to add a cool scarf or some fondant holly berries and leaves. So get out those decorating tools and get making your own cute little fondant reindeer (or reindeers) ready for December 25th!

Festive fondant reindeer tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Cute little fondant reindeer tutorial!

Materials and tools needed…

Tutorial for a fondant reindeer

01: For the body mix some tylo or CMC powder into your brown fondant. Around 1 teaspoon per 250g is a good general amount. Then mould the ball of brown fondant / sugar paste into a teardrop shape with the thinner or tapered part flattened a little. Push a cut cocktail stick or spaghetti stick down into the centre of the body.

02: Indent angled lines from the base using a blade tool to create your reindeer’s legs. These should begin slim at the bottom of the body and angle outwards into sort of triangular shapes.

Tutorial for a cute fondant reindeer

03: Now roll out some cream or pale brown fondant / sugar paste and cut out a heart shape with your cookie cutter. Cut off the top two curves of the heart and attach around the top half of your reindeer’s body to create a tuft of fur.

Sweet fondant reindeer tutorial by Juniper Cakery

04: For the head roll a some brown fondant / sugar paste into a smooth ball around the same size of the body or even a tiny bit larger.

05: Now roll out some of your cream or pale brown fondant and cut another heart shape. With a little edible glue attach to your reindeer’s head. Make sure the larger or ‘fatter’ top half of the heart covers most of the head.

How to make a fondant reindeer

06: Gently skewer the head onto the body via the cocktail stick or uncooked spaghetti that you added in step 01. Make sure to attach the head centred and even or else it could make your reindeer lean or fall over later on.

Create a fondant reindeer

07: To add some antlers onto your little reindeer roll out some ‘rope’ like pieces of caramel or mustard fondant. Add a small amount of tylo to your fondant beforehand to help them set quicker and stop them from sagging. Shape each piece into rough ‘F’ shapes (one of them backwards) and gently skewer onto 2 cocktail stick halves or uncooked spaghetti sticks! Add a tiny amount of edible glue onto the ends of the sticks and carefully push into your little reindeer’s head.

Fondant reindeer tutorial for cupcakes

08: For the sweet little ears create a pair of teadrop shapes from your brown fondant and a smaller pair from the pale pink fondant. Layer the pink onto the brown and gently flatten a little before lightly drawing a veining tool down the centre of each and pinching the ends.

Fondant reindeer tutorial for cupcakes and cakes

09: To attach the ears we indented tow small holes on either side of the head with a small ball tool, added edible glue into each and carefully held the ears in place until steady and secure.

Step-by-step tutorial for a fondant reindeer

10: For the facial features add an oval shaped piece of fondant onto the centre of your reindeer’s face with some edible glue and add a tiny ball of pale pink fondant to it’s middle top section for the nose! Then indent two eye sockets with a small ball tool and add in black sugar pearls for your cute little fondant reindeer’s eyes!

Make an adorable fondant reindeer

11: For the bow collar and bell take some thin ribbon and tie a tiny bow. Attach with a dab of edible glue and hold gently in place until set.

Guide to making a fondant reindeer for Christmas

12: Roll up a small ball of caramel or mustard coloured fondant. Use a small round piping tip to create a short curve in the fondant ball and indent small circles onto each end of the curve to create a traditional looking bell!

Christmas fondant reindeer tutorial

13: Attach the ball in place with some edible glue. Now carefully paint the bell and antlers with your edible gold paint! You can change this to silver or even rose gold or copper depending on your colour theme!

Fondant reindeer tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Once you’ve finished your cute little fondant reindeer add to iced cupcakes, or on top of buttercream smoothed cakes! You can even create a a full team of them along with a jolly little Santa for one impressive selection of cupcakes! Make each of them individual with scarves, nerdy Christmas jumpers, coloured bows, little snowflake sprinkles or fondant leather collars!

How to make a fondant reindeer for cakes

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