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How To Make a Fondant Fairy

Learn to make an adorable little fondant fairy and gumpaste pink fairy with step by step photos and instructions

Step 1
You need to color your fondant mass first to get all the colors you need.

For the skin color I use little ivory and soft pink. Make enough for hands legs and head.

FAIRY 1 (Pink Fairy)

Choose your dress, accessory and hair color and prepare the fondant. If you dont have  mold for the face make one from gumpaste and dry it for  few days Mold for the face is made from this doll.

Step 3
Prepare the plate or a base for your figure. I always cover any base with plastic wrap. It will make it easier to get your figure off from the base to put it on the cake.

I always start from the legs. Make two legs and place them in the position you want on the base.

Position your molded legs the way you want

Step 4
Then add the body. You should make the body piece inside pretty skinny as you will be adding fondant to it and it can became easily very fat looking fairy.

Add the body. It is good to add some gumtex in the fondant for the body so it will keep its shape. You dont need to add gumtex for any other part except if you want the hands to stay up without support.

Step 5
When you have made the body, make the head and start with the skirt or dress. I use here for the skirt flower petal type pieces When finished with the dress I make sure that I havent pressed the pieces too tight on the board. With a thin spatula I unglue them and change their places. You could also put some icing sugar on the base for easy removing later. It is easy to do if fondant hasnt dried yet. If your body mass inside is the color you want for the upper part of the dress mold out  the hands, if not, start making the upper part of the dress.

Step 6
Then add  hands and arms to the body

If you want to decorate the collar then now it is the time to do it. Also add the pre-molded head & sleeves if you wish.

You notice in the pictures that pink fairy will be much chubbier looking than the white one. White fairy doesnt have extra layer of fondant on her upper part of the dress

Step 7
Basic hair then add tiny rolled lines to make curly hair.

This is the part that takes most of the time making the figure.

Now paint the face and detail on the dress.

Step 7
Wings from petal shapes and finished fairy.

Note: For an extra realistic effect, you can create realistic edible wings

FAIRY 2 (White Fairy)

Comments (23)

excellent really helpful tx
Haha! I didn't even make it past step two and I was off to my daughters room to theif a barbie while she's sleeping! Just finished making the gumpaste mold. Now I'll have to review this for a couple of days til I have my mold?!?! Thank you for sharing!
I love fairies I can not wait to try and make them. Thank you for letting us know to make them. Thanks again
Can't wait to try this! She is so cute!! But I'm new at fondant, so need to ask, you make the mold from gumpaste and then put the fondant in it?
just luv this......thanks 4 the face mold tips
Can you tell us how many inches tall this fairy is? Thanks
And do you use tooth picks to hold it together?
Great idea thank you very much is was very helpful
thank you so much im a newbie cant wait to try this, it will be lovely on my grandaughters 1st birthday cake
Did you paint on the eyes? If you did how do you make paint?
very cute! How did you make the mold?
2 years ago I paid $20 for a fairy like this to go on my daughter's 1st birthday cake. I still have the fairy I've been studying her trying to make a new one. YAY! Thanks for your tutorial. It's all I can do not to run downstairs and get started, now!
I've been thinking of making a figure for a cake and wondering where to start. Thank You for sharing this wonderful tutorial. I'm going to start making it in the morning.
what a great tutorial...well done!! your work it awesome!
great tutorial! u made it look so easy, must try this :) Thanks!!
Thank you for such a good information,Coach bady diaper bagI really like your blog,I hope you can continue to keep well.
Thank-you so much, I have to make a dancer for an up coming cake was so worried about the face....I'm going to go buy a doll tomorrow and make my mold!
I,ve been looking for days and finally a pretty fairy. Thank you for sharing.I love the fairy releam. I hope to submit lots of cakes from the fantasy world. I.m just starting and i,m so excited. Thank you again.
Can you tell me how to make the face mold with the gumpaste please?
Can u please tell how to make face mild I didn't get that step
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