Gruffalo Party: How to make the Mouse

A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood….

Image by Little Buttons Photography 
 
As for the rest of the images…excuse the quality of some of them! It was a loooong day and I was quickly making this mouse in front of the computer in a very messy office.
 

To start with, colour your fondant a light brown. I mixed some precoloured chocolate fondant with my white fondant. Add your hardening agent (I used tylo/se powder 250g to 1/2 teaspoon of powder) and start by rolling out an egg shape of fondant.

Roll out some thin white fondant and cut out an oval shape. If you don’t have an oval cutter, you can use a circle cutter and just stretch it out too make an oval. Add a toothpick or dry piece of pasta to the body.

Roll out a thin sausage of brown fondant for the legs and cut in the middle.

Tap the cut end on the table to flatten it.

Squash down the other side of the leg

Dab the squashed side with water and place under the body

Roll out two circles of pink fondant and flatten them.

Gently squeeze one end together

Make 3 cuts to the other end of the foot and then attach to the legs using some water

Roll out two thin sausages of brown fondant for the arms, cut one side, flatten the other side and attach to the body

Roll out two small balls of pink fondant, flatten them and then cut off one side so that they look like mittens

Using a sharp knife, make 3 incisions for the fingers and then attach to the arms/body using some water. Make some ‘fur’ by gently using a sharp knife to make incisions over the body/arms/legs.

Roll out a thin sausage of brown fondant for the tail. Flatten one end, dab it with water and then sit the mouse over the top.

Roll out an egg shape of brown fondant for the head.

Roll out some white fondant and stamp out half a circle. Attach it to the head and then attach the head to the body using some water and the toothpick/pasta.

(It doesn’t matter too much about the white under the head because you wont see the bottom of it once it has been attached to the body)

Add a small pink ball of fondant for the nose, two white circles for the eyes and some whiskers. I only had some silver florist’s wire on hand and it looks like my mouse has staples for whiskers 🙂 So try and get some white wire.

Give the white eyes 5 mins to harden before drawing on the black eyes (or you can use small balls of black fondant) and some thin eyebrows

Roll out some pink and brown fondant and cut out circles for the ears (a smaller size in the pink fondant). Attach the pink circle to the brown circle.

Squeeze one end with your fingers, flatten and then attach to the Mouse’s head.

I then let my mouse dry with a foam block up against his back to hold the ears in place and keep him upright.

For the rest of the cake tutorials from Molly’s Gruffalo Party click here for the Gruffalo and here for the Owl.

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7 Responses to Gruffalo Party: How to make the Mouse

  1. Alison Lawson Cakes September 26, 2012 at 10:32 pm #

    Great tutorial – just helped me out very nicely for a little mouse! Many thanks lovely!

  2. Shaz November 19, 2012 at 1:43 am #

    Great. Really helpful tutuorial. Many thanks.

  3. Teresa September 12, 2013 at 10:43 am #

    You are so talented, I love your site:)

  4. Ceinwen November 30, 2014 at 8:50 am #

    Thank you for this tutorial. My toddler is going to love her Gruffalo cake! I’ve never decorated a cake before, so your step by step pictures were perfect for me.

    • BronnieBakes Admin December 1, 2014 at 10:14 am #

      That’s great to hear Ceinwen!!! I’m so pleased it work out for you xx

  5. Dels February 26, 2017 at 9:22 am #

    Amazing tutorial. I just made the perfect little mouse (after following the gruffalo tutorial) for my daughter’s 4th birthday. I’m very proud and she is going to be so pleased.

    • BronnieBakes Admin February 28, 2017 at 7:16 am #

      Yay – that is great news!!!! 🙂

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