How to Make Safari Cupcakes – Fondant Elephants

So here’s the deal. I need you to sit down. 

Take a deep breath. 

Prepare yourself. 

What I am about to tell you is of utmost importance. 
In this day and age, it is important to once in a while drop whatever your doing and de-stress. Read a book, take a stroll in the park, have dinner with friends. Or de-stress by staring, oohh-ing and ahh-ing at the cuteness of this Elephant Cupcake. I call her Ms Ellie. Ms Ellie the Elephant with the longest lashes ever (I’m jealous) 

As you can see, I am making this into a series – The Safari Themed Cupcakes Series and I am going to show you how I’ll make them. Pefect to make for kids or with kids, birthday parties, baptism, and  every occasion imaginable. First up, Ms Ellie the Elephant Cupcakes.

What we need – 

Fondant in pink, white and black
Fondant ball tool
Rolling Pin
White small sprinkles

Oval fondant cutter (medium)
Brown gel food coloring
Brush and water

Here’s How
(1) Roll pink fondant thinly and cut oval shapes for Ms Ellie’s ears

 (2) For Ms Ellie’s head and trunk, roll fondant into a ball

(3) Press one side down.

(4) Then roll back and forth.

(5) Using the fondant  ball tool, press the end of Ms Ellie’s trunk inward to create a cavity.

(5) Roll small two white fondant pieces into balls and press into Ms Ellie’s head

(6) Do the same for the black fondant and add the white sprinkles into Ms Ellie’s eyes.

(7) Add the eye details, brows and girly girl lashes and attach the ears.

Hope you liked the tutorial! :)

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Have a great day everyone! :)



  1. says

    thank you for sharing this tutorial sis…fan mo ako :) your tutorials are big help for a newbie baker like me. God bless you more for sharing your talent.

  2. says

    Hi Aikko! did you used MMF for this topper or you used the regular fondant? I trieD making a topper today but my MMF doesn’t hold for the figurine type.

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