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Tutorial of an Elephant made of fondant




Babyshower cake topper
A few weeks ago I made an elephant of fondant and so many people found the elephant so cute, so I decided to make a tutorial of this elephant.
I will do my best to explain all the steps. I also made a lot of pictures when I was making this elephant. This means that you can  read and also see the steps by steps of the making of this elephant.










To make the grey colour of the elephant I mix black and white fondant together. If you want a darker grey colour you can used more black than white fondant. If you want the grey colour that I made for this elephant only used a little piece of black fondant. Begin with a little piece of black fondant and keep ading black till you get the grey colour that you desire.

Black & white fondant.










Black and white fondant mixed together is grey fondant.


















To help the fondant to dry faster you can add tylose powder. This makes the fondant a little bit elastic and easy to work with.

Tylose powder added to the fondant

After applying the tylose powder to the fondant take a piece of fondant and shape it into a cone form.

Fondant shaped in a cone form


With the palm of your hand you can shaped the belly of the elephant and with the ball tools you can make the  belly button of the elephant.

Shapping the belly of the elephant.


The elephant belly




Ball tools for making the belly button.

The knife look alike tools for the lines.

After making the belly button use the tool in the form of a little knife and make lines into the belly of the elephant for a more realistic look.

The fondant shaped in little cones.

Take another piece of the grey fondant to make 4 little cones. Two cones for the legs and 2 for the arms of the elephant. Flat the pointy side of the cones a little bit so you can glue the arms and leggs on the elephant body.


The elepant with his legs.

The elephant with his legs and arms.


Take a little bit white fondant and rolled it out so you can make the nails of the elephant. Used a round tip to press out some small round circels.

The circles for the nails.

The circles cut in half.

                     Cut the circle in half to create the nails of the elephant and paste them on the legs and arms.

Elephant with his first nails.

Full body of the elephant with his nails.


Let the body of the elephant dry up for one day and begin than to make the head of the elephant.  Take a piece of the grey fondant and shaped it into a vace form. Make the end longer for the nose of the elephant.



With a ball tool make an opening for the nose of the elephant and with the same ball tools you can make the holes for the eyes. With the knife tools you can make the eyebrow of the elephant.


 Stick the head of the elephant  on his body and put something under the nose that can support it. I used the Wilton colour jar and tissue to support the nose on it.



The elephant with his head on his body.

The elephant with his head on his body.

Take another piece of the grey fondant to make little cones for the ears of the elephant. Flat the pointy side of the cones with your fingers (see picture) and then make some line with your knife tool for  some more realistic look for the ears.


Put some glue on the straight side of the ears and than stick them on the head of the elephant. You have to hold the ears for a few seconds or put something to support the ears. I used Wilton colour jar to support the ears for a few minutes.




For the eyes role two little balls with black fondant and put them into the holes that you make for the eyes. Your elephant is ready let him dry for a day of two and he is ready for your cake.



If you want you can put some blush on his cheeks to make him even more realistic. The pink circles in his ears is optional. You can leave the elephant without the pink circles. I found him cuter with the pink circles in his ears.


If you have any question after reading my tutorial just leave a message behind and I will answer your question.

Have fun making the elephant.


This is the babyshower cake with the elephant on it




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