Fondant Figures Tutorial – Little Girl

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Stay glued to your seats my dear Bake Happy friends! I am granting one request you have sent my way. This is a first really. I lot of you are curious as to how I make my fondant figures (or gumpaste people depending on what you use) so today I am showing to you a fondant figures tutorial, how to make a fondant figure of a little girl

For this fondant figures tutorial, the flesh colored fondant used for this tutorial is 50% Satin Ice Fondant and 50% Satin Ice Gumpaste. The rest is made from marshmallow fondant. 

ps: actually, it’s really okay if you want to use gumpaste for this one – the title can very well be gumpaste figures tutorial – it’s just that I love working with fondant :) So here it goes the fondant figures tutorial! Hope you’ll find it useful everyone!

Fondant Figures Step by Step Tutorial – Little Girl

What we need:
Fondant in flesh, black, white, brown and pink
Fondant tools
Ball tools
Rolling Pin
Small piping tip #3
Buckeye brown food color
Small fine brush for details like eye brows and eye lashes
Brush and water to glue things up

Here’s How:

(1) Roll brown fondant into a ball
(2) Press it down with the palm of your hand. 
(3) Let it stand up and press two sides down. 
(4) Press the ball tool down on the rounded tip

(5) Roll two small balls from the brown fondant. Then into tear shapes. Flatten the base and press into the sides of the little girls top Get some white fondant, roll and shape into a flat cylinder and attach to the base of the girls top.

(6) Roll some pink fondant flat. Cut up a long rectangle, fold horizontally.
(7) Make some pleats.
(8) Make sure to make it thin and real curly
(9) Using your fingers or ball tool, further flatten where the two sides/ends meet. 

(10) Paste into the white base. Coming along pretty fine, doesn’t it? I am just a little annoyed with the little pleat on the center that didn’t pleat rightly. It’s all I can see :)

(11) Make the belt by rolling fondant thinly and cutting a thin strip. Roll it around where the brown  and pleated pink fondant meet. I love little details like this. And, I love it even more since it covers “dirty tracks”.
(12) Using the piping tip, add small round pink fondant on the belt.
(13) Make a ribbon, and add some pink design as well.
(14) Attach the ribbon to the right side of the belt.

(15) To make shoes (w\e’re making Mary Janes by the way), roll two small fondants into a ball.
(16) Flatten into tear shapes
(17) Squeeze the middle part inward, just slightly – enough to make a noticeable dent
(18) Press a ball tool on the narrower end.

(19) Roll two small balls from the white fondant. Then into tear shapes. Flatten the top.
(20) Attach to the shoe. 
(21) Roll white fondant thinly
(22) Cut half moons.

(23) Paste it into the shoes.
(24) Roll black fondant into a rope and place straps into the shoes. (Optional to paste some white sprinkles to serve as the button of shoe)
(25) Roll flesh fondant into two cylinders.
(26) Attach to the top of the socks.
(27) Roll white fondant into a rope

(28) And again to cover up the tracks (that is where the flesh part meets the socks part meet), paste the rolled white fondant around it and create some designs with a knife.

(27) To make the hands, roll flesh fondant into a cylinder – a long cylinder. 
(28) Press one end (leaving just a small part) back and forth to create a dent all around 
(29) Flatten the round part and cut a “v” at one side. Rub the “hands” to soften cut edges.

(30) Press knife into the the fondant to create the fingers.
(31) Now, do the other hand and attach to the sides of the little girl’s shirt.

(32) Press toothpicks into the fondant feet. 
(33) Attach fondant feet to the white fondant where the pink skirt is glued into.

(34) Now, make the face. 

(35) It’s actually the same step as the cupcake faces tutorial here. So go ahead and read up on it. But please come back, yeah?

(36) Attach the fondant head head on the fondant little girl’s body. I used a toothpick to attach it.
(37) Now for the hair, roll some black fondant into a ball. Flatten it up and attach to the figure’s head. 

(38)  Add some bangs and run the knife through the hair to add some details. Add some pigtails and pink ribbons too.

Here are some skirt and shoe details.

And some dress details. Don’t you love how we can just add some tiny details like ropes and belts and it would completely cover some of our tracks? Leaving cake lovers wondering, how were we able to do that? Suddenly it’s magic!

Before we end this fondant figures tutorial, here’s a close up of the little girl’s face.

and ps: if your wondering how do I stop fondant figures from sagging, before I place the fondant figure into the cake, I first insert one long barbeque stick from the fondant shoe all the way to the fondant head (so it’s in an angle, not really 90 degrees straight) keeping in mind the toothpicks already inserted inside the fondant figure.

More fondant figures tutorial or should I say fondant people to come. Stay tuned, okay? :)



  1. The Pastry Princess says

    i always wait for your posts… i have tried to do some of them they are so helpful! thanks for sharing your knowledge! god bless!

  2. Bernadette M. says

    Just stumbled upon your blog while searching for Plants vs. Zombies. Amazing stuff. Following you on my google reader now.

  3. Marifi says

    This is so wonderful! Been waiting for your figure tutorials and thank you for pampering my heart’s desire.. God bless you dear!

  4. says

    Too cute! Love the polka-dotted belt/bow and the pink and brown combo. Those little details really make the figure ‘pop’. Thank God for those, and boo-boo and barbeque sticks! :) Thanks for sharing Aikko :)

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  7. khristine says

    wow! another amazing tutorial :) thank you ms.aikko :) you just don’t know how much you’ve helped me on my fondant figures skills eversince i found out about your blogs :) i can’t thank you enough :) always looking forward to learn new things from you!:) Godbless :)

  8. Donna says

    Wow! Another adorable fodant figure. Can’t wait to try this one. I’m always fascinated by your work everytime I visit this site. Thanks again for sharing. BTW, looks like Peotraco sconfectioner’s sugar seems to be out of stock to some supermarket. Can you recommend another brand, pls? Thanks

  9. khristine says

    yeah, here in our place too, im having a hard time looking for peotraco powdered sugar… i’ve tried other brands but they don’t quite work well.. penco’s closest to peotraco’s quality :)

  10. says

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  11. says

    Hi dear Anonymous, Marshmallow fondant won’t really harden that much as gumpaste so I was still able to insert the stick after the figure has been done :)

  12. says

    How nice, I work rather created. Congratulations on the good taste and are delighted to have discovered your blog.
    We look forward to your new post.

    Greetings from Spain!

  13. Jegero says

    Can you recommend a good brand which has a good black color. I find many brands have their black color leaning towards a ‘dark green’.


  14. Naomi says

    Great tutorial Aikko. How many inches high is the figure. I want to try making it for my second daughters birthday in the next few months. Let me know if you have a facebook page so that I can follow you.

  15. shine says

    Hi, if i only use just the fondant will it give the same stability than the combination of fondant-gumpaste?

  16. Sweet Lisa says

    Thank you for really detailing this for us. You are appreciated. Now let’s see if I can make an old lady out of her. :)

  17. Marj Go says

    Thank for this tutorial. I’m thinking of making my niece her cake this October 30 and wanted to put her on top of the cake. This is a very nice step by step guide.


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