Olaf from Frozen!
I absolutely love the little snowman Olaf from Disneys Frozen, so I had to try to make him in fondant!
You will need:
2-6. White, black, orange, dark blue and brown fondant
10. Tylose powder
11. Rolling Pin
13. Shell and Blade Tool
14. Flower/Leaf Shaper Tool
15. Sharp knife
16. Wooden skewer
17. Tiny circle cutter
Take a small piece og white fondant and mix it with a bit of tylose powder. Roll it in to a ball and place it on the table. Use two fingers to to roll back and forth on the top bit of the ball to make it a bit thinner on the top.
Gently press down to flatten the top
Place the little leg on top of a piece of styrofoam and put the wooden skewer through the fondant and in to the styrofoam. Make sure the wooden skewer is secure enough to hold the entire figure. The little legs needs to dry completely before you can put the other parts of Olaf’s body together
Now for the hair and the arms. They need to dry before you can use them so it’s a good idea to do these next.
Mix your brown fondant with a bit of tylose powder. Roll out three small pieces of brown fondant. Take the sharp knife and make a little cut halfway into the fondant. Use your fingers to slightly pinch the edges
The arms are made with the same technique. Roll out two pieces of fondant mixed with tylose and make them slightly thicker in one end. Olaf has four fingers so you make three small cuts with the small knife. One of the cuts has to be a bit one the side, to make his thumb. Slightly pinch and roll the fingers between your own fingers
Use the Flower/Leaf Shaper Tool to make a few marks in the arms. Let them dry
Take a piece of white fondant for the head. Roll it in to a ball and press it flat.
Use two fingers to pinch 2/3 of the head down into a slightly point. This is were his big smile is going to be
Turn the head and do the same thing to the last 1/3 of the head. Make sure there is room enough for his cheeks
Turn the head to the side and pinch an upper lip with two fingers
Mark the mouth with the small side of the Flower/Leaf Shaper Tool. Press the mouth area down with the tool and smooth it out with your finger
Roll out a piece of dark blue fondant. Lay it across the mouth and use your finger to mark the edge of the mouth all the way around
Use the sharp knife to cut out the blue fondant and glue it on with a bit of water
Use the wide side of the Flower/Leaf Shaper Tool to mark a little lower lip. Smooth it out with your fingers
Now for the teeth. Roll a small piece of white fondant and flatten it. Press it into a rectangle – it doesn’t have to be symmetrical
Use the Flower/Leaf Shaper Tool to create a little hole under the upper lip for the teeth. Glue them on with a bit of water
Use the small end of the Flower/Leaf Shaper Tool to create a line across the face. The line has to bend down i little in each corner to mark the cheeks
Roll out the black fondant. Cut out two small round pieces and glue them on the face with a bit of water. Take to pieces og white fondant, roll them at glue these on to. Then take two tiny bits of black fondant, roll them in to small balls and flatten them. Glue them on with water. Be careful with the black fondant on the white surface, as the black colour can come of
Olaf is ready to get some eyebrows
Roll out two pieces of black fondant into tiny balls. Roll them between your fingers into small sausages. Bend them slightly and attach them to his face
Roll a piece of orange fondant into a small ball. Put it into the palm of your hand and use your finger to roll back and forth to create a point. Use the Shell and Blade Tool to make marks in the little carrot
Glue the carrot on with a bit of water
Make a little hole on top of Olafs head with the Flower/Leaf Shaper Tool and put a bit of water in it. Place the head next to a piece cotton and put the three pieces of hair in the little hole. Let it dry for a couple of hours
Now for the lower body part. Take a bigger piece of white fondant, mix it with tylose and roll it into a ball. Do the same as with the little leg. Place it on the table, use your hands to roll the top bit a little smaller and press it down slightly.
Put a bit of water on the wooden skewer. Place the lower body part slightly in and angle over the little leg. Put some cotton under the fondant to support it. Let it dry
When the lower part is dry, do the same with the upper part of the body.
Use the Flower/leaf Shaper Tool to make two small holes of the arms
Put a bit of water in the holes and stick the arms i. Support them with cotton and boxes/bowls or whatever you have that matches the height
Cut the wooden skewer and put a bit of water on top
Place the head on the wooden skewer in an slight angle
Roll out three small balls of black fondant and attach them to the body with water. It doesn’t mater if they are different sizes or slightly uneven as they should resemble small stones
Lastly make the other little leg in the same way as the first one. Glue it on with a bit of water and support it with some cotton until its completely dry
Olaf is ready for summer and new adventures!