The internet gods have not been kind to us this past week. Apparently a static-y phone line can interfere with our ADSL connection, putting to bed any hopes I had to bring you this tutorial and Mr Di-licious completing an online test for his law course. Sigh.
At least I had my iPhone - I was still connected to the world so to speak, even if in a limited, small screen kind of way.
But I digress.
As promised, here is a 'tutorial' to help you make the cute as a button sugar carrots for the carrot cupcakes I made last week.
They are embarrassingly easy to make. Before you know it you'll have a carrot patch that's the envy of Don Burke (sorry, Aussie joke).
Tutorial: Making sugar carrot decorations
To make the sugar carrots, you will need:
- orange fondant (I used Americolor Orange to colour)
- green fondant (I used Americolor Avocado to colour)
- a skewer or pointy modelling tool to make a dent in end of carrot
- small, fine paintbrush
- cling wrap (to wrap up your fondant while you're not using it)
- tray lined with baking paper
Break off a tiny bit of green fondant, and a large pinch of orange fondant.
Roll the green fondant into a ball. Roll the orange fondant into a log and rubbing your fingers together, shape the log into a carrot-like cone.
Roll the green ball between your fingers to create a stubby cone. Using your pointy tool, pierce a hole in the flat end of the carrot.
Dip your paintbrush in a little water and dab some water into the hole in the carrot. Push in the green 'end'. Repeat steps to make more carrots!
You could of course roll out all of your carrots, and then your green toppers and then attach them, but I just wanted to be as clear as possible! Happy carrot making!