This little fondant cat is simply purrfect for decorating your celebration cakes and cupcakes with, and can be made with any shade or colour of sugarpaste you like – so you can give your cake a personal touch! Great for any cat-lover, this fondant cat is simple to make and is great fun, too! You could also make a little ball of wool to go with it for extra effect and design. Try it out for yourself!
You Will Need
- Edible Glue
- Gum Tragacanth or CMC Powder
- Sharp Knife
- Rolling Pin
- Cocktail Stick
- PME Round Cutter Set
- Drinking Straw
- Small Square Cutter
- Small Round Cutter
- Cake Smoother
- Black Sugarpaste
- White Sugarpaste
- Fuchsia Sugarpaste
Step By Step in Pictures
Knead some Gum Tragacanth or CMC powder into your sugarpaste before you start – this will help the topper to dry hard so that it retains its shape.
Making The Cat’s Body
1. If you haven’t already added any Gum Tragacanth or CMC powder to your sugarpaste, you will need to work this in to make your sugarpaste stronger (and make it dry hard). Make a cone shaped body using black sugarpaste.
2. Dampen a cocktail stick and place it through the body. This will make your cat more stable. Dampening the cocktail stick will make it adhere to the sugarpaste.
3. Roll a head shape out of black sugarpaste and place it onto the body.
Making The Legs & Paws
4. The next step is the cat’s legs. Here we have used an icing smoother to roll a long sausage shape out of black sugarpaste. It is best to use a smoother as this will make the sausage completely uniform and smooth, which you can’t always achieve by rolling it with your hands. Then cut the sausage into four equal lengths to form the legs.
5. You need to make two of the legs into the hind legs. To do this you need to flatten one end of the sausage to make a drumstick type shape. Stick the flattened end onto the cat and then using a sharp knife cut into the front section to make a paw. Repeat with the other hind leg.
6. Roll the other two legs into a slight cone shape. The top of the cone is going to be flattened onto the top of the cat’s chest. Use your fingers to shape the paws at the bottom and then use a sharp knife again to create the paws.
Making The Fur & Ears
7. Sprinkle some icing sugar onto your work surface and roll out some white sugarpaste. Using a circle cutter, cut out a white circle. The cutter we have used had a 4cm diameter, but depending on the size of your cat you may need a larger/smaller cutter.
8. Using a sharp knife, cut triangles out of the circle. This will leave you with half the circle still in tact and the bottom half will have a jagged edge. Using some edible glue, stick this onto the cat.
9. To make the ears, cut out two squares – one in black and one in pink. The pink square needs to be slightly smaller. Use a sharp knife to trim excess pink from the smaller square. Use edible glue to stick the pink square onto the black square.
10. Use a sharp knife and cut across the square diagonally. Use edible glue to stick the ears onto the cat’s head.
Making The Face
11. To make the face, roll out some white sugarpaste and cut out 2 circles for the cheeks. I used a cocktail stick to poke in to the cheeks for where the whiskers would be. Use some pink sugarpaste to make a little pink triangular nose. Stick the cheeks onto the cat’s face, placing the nose in between them.
12. Cut out 2 more white circles to be the cat’s eyes. I used a straw for this as it created the perfect size eyes for the cat’s face.
13. To make the black section of the eyes equal, roll a tiny ball of black sugarpaste. Cut it in half with a sharp knife. This way the pupil’s will be the same size. Stick the white circles and then the black circles onto the cat to finish the eyes.
Making The Tail
14. To make the tail, roll a sausage of black sugarpaste, using the icing smoother again to make it the perfect shape. Add some white onto the tip and blend together using your hands.
Making The Ball Of Wool
15. Create a ball of wool to give your cake topper even more character. Roll some pink sugarpaste into long, thin strands with your icing smoother. Roll out a separate ball of pink sugarpaste and cover this using the thin strands you have just created to give it a realistic ‘wool’ effect.