I’ve also been experimenting with fondant and for this tutorial, the flesh colored ones are 50% Satin Ice Fondant and 50% Satin Ice Gumpaste. Though I must tell you, marshmallow fondant still tastes better, at least for me 🙂
Fondant Faces Intermediate Version:
What we need (for the basics):
Fondant in flesh, white, black, brown and your desired hair color
Brush and water
(1) Roll flesh fondant in oval shape
(2) Using a fondant tool (or your finger) make an indentation in the middle of the soon-to-be face. This will be place where we’ll add the eyes later.
(3) Here’s the side view. Oops I know what you’ll be saying – “Aikko, there’s a crease on the head!” Don’t you worry, it will be covered by hair later on so it really won’t matter 🙂
(4) Using the ball tool, shape the sides of the nose.
(5) Flatten the part where we will be placing the nose opening.
(6) Using the hook-like fondant tool (sorry, I don’t know what it’s called, do you?), shape it into a nose.
(7) Add the opening of the nose
(8) Using the hook-like fondant tool, shape the nose some more till it resembles well… a nose of course 🙂
(9) Mark the ends of the lips
(10) Run a line to link it, resembling a smile
(11) Now, using the hook-like fondant tool (you see this tool is one of the most important when making faces), press down on the lower lip, bringing it closer to the line we drew in step 10. Do it for both ends.
(12) It should now look like this, lower lip is now more defined but we are not yet done.
(13) Using a pointed fondant tool, press it on the ends of the lips, to make the fondant face smile some more.
(14) Now repeat step 11 but this time on the upper lip and make sure the hook-like fondant tool is curved away for the lip (oh I do hope my instructions are making sense… 🙂 please let me know if it’s not)
(15) Shape the upper lip some more until you’re satisfied on how it looks like.
(16) Roll small white fondant for the eyes.
(17) Flatten it using the ball tool.
(18) Add the eyeballs using the brown and black fondant. Now we have a generic face we can now turn into a girl or a boy depending on the details we’ll create on the face. Oh, and before I forget, add a white sprinkle on both eyes to make them sparkle.
(19) For girls, paint the brows in one movement. Add lashes as well. And if you have pink powder food color, add some blush and some color on her lips this time using white and pink gel colors. If your making fondant faces for boys, make sure to paint the brows in small strokes.
(18) Using the same technique from step 1 to 19, I created three faces from left to right, a little girl, a lady and a gentleman 🙂
(19) Now for hair, for the little girl, roll black fondant into a long rope make sure the length extends from ear to ear. Add some pigtails.
(20) Add some bangs and run the knife through the hair to add some details.
(21) For the gentleman, roll black fondant into a long rope make sure the length extends from ear to ear.
(22) Press the knife onto one side, to resemble the place where the hair parts.
(23) Run the knife through the hair to add some details.
(24) For the lady, roll black fondant into a long rope make sure the length extends up to her imaginary shoulders 🙂
(25) Flatten the hair with a rolling pin.
(26) Attach the hair to the head.
(27) Press the knife onto one side, to resemble the place where the hair parts. Run the knife through the hair to add some details.
Here they are one top of cupcakes. Like the average version these faces can also be used on top of a fondant figure should you decide to make one. And that my friends will be our topic coming soon – fondant figures.