Zoo animal cup cakes (part 2, lemur and skunk)
You will need:
Tools- Circle cutter to cover the cake, Number 1.5-2 piping nozzle x2, piping bag (or grease proof paper piping bag) x2, straight edged modelling tool, small dry paint brush (for sticking).
Materials- Green (or chosen base colour), grey, white and black sugar paste and black and white royal icing.
Make a medium sized grey sugar paste ‘pear’ for his body.
Roll 2 balls for his thighs.
Flatten them, then flatten in the opposite direction to make a foot.
Roll 2 small ‘sausages’ for arms. Bend them slightly towards the end to make a hand.
Attach the arms.
Roll a small ball of grey sugar paste and attach to make a head.
Roll a ‘sausage’ of white sugar paste, flatten it out into a long line.
Attach to the face and body to make his tummy and face fur, mark lines with your modelling tool to give texture. Roll 4 small balls of white, attach to hands and feet. Mark fingers and toes with your modelling tool.
Roll 2 small balls of white sugar paste.
Shape them into triangles, attach to the head and make centre holes with your modelling tool. Mark his eyes.
Pipe the insides of eyes and ears with black. Pipe on a muzzle in an oval shape, turning slightly downwards at the edges.
Roll a thick ‘sausage’ of white and black.
Chop into small sections and lie the pieces in alternating colours. Roll across your work surface to stick them together to make his tail.
Lay your tail in a curved shape. Stick your lemur to the cake.
Make an elongated black ball for his body.
Roll 4 short ‘sausages’ for legs. Bend them in the middle to an ‘L’ shape.
Roll a small oval for his head.
Stick the head and legs to the body. Make a white ‘sausage’ and stick down the middle of his head to start his stripe.
Roll a long white sausage, bend it in the middle to make a v shape. Lay the ‘v’ on his back and stick lines down across his body. Trim off any excess at the back.
Roll a ‘sausage’ then flatten into a long tear-drop shape. Roll a longer, thinner ‘sausage’ of white, attach it around the edge of the black tear-drop.
Mark with your modelling tool to make fur.
Stick the skink to the cup cake, then curl the tail from his bottom to the surface of the cake. Pipe on black eyes and nose. Add 2 small black triangles for ears.