How to Make a Fondant Cow

Learn how to make a fondant cow for a farmhouse theme cake from Angela Cuervo, winner of Food Network's Sweet Genius, in this Howcast video.

Transcript

Now I'm going to show you how to make a cow for, maybe, your farm animal cake.

Gonna take some white fondant. Gonna roll it in some cornstarch so it's not sticky. And I'm gonna start with his body. Golf ball size. I'm gonna take it, roll it. And gonna do like sort of like an oval shape body. And then I'm going to pinch four corners so we can make his little legs. Do that in each four corners and. I guess that this is good for a farm animal cake or maybe a first birthday or any other age would be good.

So now, after I've pinched his four legs out, just going to flatten it a little bit. And now I'm gonna set him to the side. I'm gonna start with his head. I'm going to take a piece of fondant, just roll it into a ball. Roll it into some cornstarch. I'm going to flatten it out just a little bit, like so. And then I'm going to take the top of his head and pinch out some little cow ears. Just pinch it a little bit, not too much. Like so. And then what I'm going to do is just take him and set him aside with his body.

I'm gonna take some pink fondant and I'm going to make his little mouth. So just going to take a little, little size piece of fondant. Roll it some cornstarch so it's not too sticky. I'm gonna make it a little bit of an oval shape. And when I get the size that I want, just going to flatten it out so it's nice and rounded at the edges. Then with our water, which is our glue, I'm going to place it on his face.

And then with our little tip tool that has a nice little tip at the end, I'm going to make little spots for his nose. And now with the same tool I'm going to make dents for his eyes. And I'm going to take him and just leave him to the side again. Let him just set up a little bit more and dry.

Now I'm gonna take his body back and with some more of our pink fondant, I'm gonna make his little legs little pink. And just taking little pieces of our pink fondant I'm going to roll them into little balls. Almost the size of a little sugared pearl. And then I'm going to flatten them a little bit. And I'm gonna make two more for his back legs. I'm gonna do the same thing, just flatten them a little bit. And that'll be for his little legs.

And now with our water, which is our glue, gonna put a little bit on his legs and then I'm gonna attach the little pink circles we've just made and put them on each corner of his legs. And now what I'm going to do is take a marker, which is a black one, and we're gonna make his spots, because he's a cow and he has spots. And this can make big spots or little spots. And this can be a fun way to have kids join you in the process of making your little cow.

So after I've done those spots I'm gonna take his head and I'm gonna make some spots on his head also, just so he matches his body. And then with the same marker I'm going to make his eyes and make some more little spots. Like so.

And now what I'm going to do is take his head and his body and attach them with some glue. Just put it at the top of his body and attach. And you're gonna want to let that dry overnight so that when you wake up in the morning you can put him on your birthday cake or any other cake you would like.

And that's how you make a cow.

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