I thought I’d break down the caterpillar food into a few tutorials. The first will show you how to make some of the yummiest food… the cheese, lollipop and icecream cone! The food we all know the caterpillar really wanted to eat more of.. just a shame he had to go through so much fruit to get there…
(you will notice a gap with the food because I didn’t correctly space it all out and I ran out of time to make some other items of food)
First up, make sure your fondant has been mixed with some tylo powder (or you are using gumpaste/sugarpaste.)
Start with some yellow fondant. Roll it out thinly and cut out a rectangle.
Using a small circle cutter or straw, start to make some holes in the cheese. Also use a toothpick to make a few tiny holes.
Place onto a tray lined with baking paper to harden.
To make the lollipop, roll out a thin ‘snake’ of blue and yellow fondant, leaving a skinnier end to the right.
Brush some water in between and stick the two lines of fondant together
Brush some water on the top side of the yellow fondant.
Curl the two snakes of fondant into a circle
Cut the end on an angle
Neaten up the end using your brush and some water
Roll out some brown fondant and cut a rectangle for the lollipop stick.
Place on your baking tray, flatten the top and brush with some water before placing the lollipop on top.
To make the icecream cone, roll out some pink fondant and cut out a small circle.
Slice off the bottom of the circle.
Roll out some brown fondant and cut out your ‘cone’ (I found it easier to measure the fondant next to the icecream to get the accurate size)
Using a matchstick, make the ‘waffle cone’ imprints
Place your cone on the baking tray and brush some water on the top before gently placing the icecream and cone together
Next tutorial will be on creating the gurkin, watermelon and cupcake, before the final tutorial for making the fruit.