Well we couldn’t let Easter pass without bringing in the sloth! Check out this free Easter Sloth Tutorial and if you make your own feel free to share with me!
For this tutorial you can use fondant or modeling chocolate. Or a mixture of both. I used Satin Ice Choco pan and Satin Ice fondant mixed together. You can do this without the Choco pan. If you are using Choco pan remember it gets a little warmer and softer with your warm hands. It will set back up nicely when you stop touching it.
I used Satin Ice Fondant in brown and mixed it with white Choco Pan to create a lighter shades. I also used the teal, green and pink Satin Ice and mixed it with White to make it lighter.
I used Styrofoam balls to make the top lighter in weight and to save product. You can do this without the balls and just use more Satin Ice. The size that you want to make your topper will determine the size of balls that you use. Are used a 1 inch and TWO 1-1/2 inch foam balls.
These work great for building figures!
I am using one of the larger balls and a smaller ball on top join together with toothpicks. You can also add a drop of hot glue to make it more secure if you would like. Just use your hands to roll out the brown color fondant you will be using and make a log to fill in the empty space between the two balls and make it even. Then roll out another piece of brown large enough to wrap around the two balls. Wrap it around the balls seal it together and trim off any excess. Then just use your hands to smooth it into a oval egg shape.
Now take the second large ball and roll out a piece of fondant large enough to cover it, and wrap it around the ball. Trim off any excess and roll it into a smooth round ball. I like to roll mine slightly oval. The two oval ends will be the cheek area. So when you’re looking at the topper from the front, the face is a little wider than it is tall. Now take the second large ball and roll out a piece of fondant large enough to cover it. Wrap it around the ball. Trim off any excess and roll it into a smooth round ball. I like to roll mine slightly oval. The two oval ends will be the cheek area. So when you’re looking at the topper from the front the face is a little wider than it is tall.
Use a Dressen tool, toothpick, knife or other tool to score the texture of fur marks into all the pieces. You can use a heart shape cutter if you have one the correct size for the face or cut out a circle in the light tan and then cut away the excess to make a heart. This will go on the face. I use the same tool to score around the edges and blend it into the darker brown. Then I just take a small ball of brown and flatten it with my fingers into a tear shaped placing it. Place it on the heart in a slightly downward direction at the corners.
I like to use the bottom of a round piping tip to create the mouth. And then I use a toothpick to open it up in the center just slightly pulling down. I make a little hole at each corner of the mouth. Take a tiny piece of pink and flatten it with my fingers and use the toothpick to insert it into the mouth. Then use the toothpick to secure the head.
Next just take the accent color of your choice, I am using a mint green. Shape it into a small egg shape with a flat back. Use a little bit of water or your edible glue to attach it to the belly.
Next roll out a little white and trim the ends to make a headband. Use a little water or edible glue to attach it to the head. To make the ears I just made a teardrop shape in white and placed another pink teardrop shape inside it or used mobile tool to hollow out the center.
Since the second ear is standing up, I secured it with a toothpick. I rolled a little white ball for a bunny tail and attached it with edible glue and gave it some texture using a star piping tip.
I made a few little leaves and flowers to add to the headband and a little bow for the neck. You can do this using molds or you can do it freehand.
We finish it off by making a cute little Easter basket. I cut out a circle using a larger piping tip end. I then rolled three lines of fondant and pinched them at the top and then braided them down. I added a little glue to the round base and wrapped a braid around the outside edge. Trim off the excess. For the handle I took one roll of fondant and twisted it and added it with a little glue to the inside of the basket. I then made little balls for colored Easter eggs and added them inside the basket.
And that’s it! You have your very own sloth bunny ready to steal candy and take all your eggs! Let me know if you try to make this and share a pic at www.facebook.com/ediblesugarart For a chance at being featured.
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