Making little piggy toppers is a cute addition to special piggy cupcakes and cakes:). This is a quick tutorial on just how to make them!
I like to make these and any cake/cupcake toppers with marshmallow fondant and give them a day or two in advance so they get nice and firm for application. Marshmallow fondant will dry firm enough for application so no extra hardener (gum) is needed.
A note about all fondant toppers. They tend to not like to be stored in the fridge or airtight. If they are ever stored in such a way the humidity and the lack of air flow causes sweating and a 'melting' effect. Therefore if refrigerating your cake it is best to apply your toppers right when the cake is ready for its show!:)
- Round Cookie Cutter Set
- Pink Marshmallow Fondant (lots of recipes online! OR find this on our Etsy shop!) - I like to use pink and ivory to a nice piggy pink shade
- Black Sugar Pearls
- Fondant Roller
- Water or Sugar Glue
- Small Brush
- Pink Buttercream - Here I also like to use the same pink and ivory for a good piggy pink shade
Step 1. Roll out your fondant and use your pasta roller set at position 1 for an even thickness. Cut out the Piggy face.
Step 2. Roll out a super thick piece of fondant and cut out the piggy nose with a smaller cookie cutter.
Step 3. Use an indent type of tool to poke two holes for the piggy nose and two piggy eyes just above the nose. You can use a thin foam backing to help withe the process but it is not necessary.
Step 4. With a small brush apply sugar glue at the eyes and insert your black sugar pearls.
Step 5. With your fingers roll a very small amount of fondant into a teardrop shape. Affix the thick part of the teardrop on the face with a dab of sugar glue. Bend over the pointy part of the ear down for a super cute effect:)!
Step 6. Let dry preferably overnight.
Step 7. Using a large round piping tip pipe on your surface (cake or cupcakes) a nice round mound of pink buttercream. Then apply the piggy face directly on top!
Happy Cake Making!!