How to Make Adorable Nanette Frog Fondant Cupcakes
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When it comes to new family-friendly movie releases, my 3 kids are typically the first to know about them. They get so excited when new kids movies are being promoted and always beg me to take them to the showings at our local theater. The latest kid’s movie that they are amped about happens to be Sherlock Gnomes which is in theaters March 23.
After seeing Gnomeo and Juliet, they are ready to watch this next adventure featuring some of their favorite characters like Nanette.
The kids and I really enjoy Nanette Frog’s character because she is super sassy, and fun (just like us). We also love her (and the gnomes) accents which the kids try to recreate–it’s too funny. In anticipation for Sherlock Gnomes which hits theaters nationwide on March 23.
A little about the movie Sherlock Gnomes: After a string of garden gnome disappearances in London, Gnomeo & Juliet look to legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes to solve the case of their missing friends and family.
To celebrate this upcoming release, I was inspired to make adorable Nanette Frog Fondant Cupcakes.
Let’s explore How to Make Adorable Nanette Frog Fondant Cupcakes
Ok, so I do have one confession–I have NEVER worked with fondant before this project. I have watched 101 cake shows on t.v. and thought to myself that it couldn’t be that hard…right?
Well, let’s just say it was sort of like the adult equivalent to playing with “play” doughs. Once I got past the slightly sticky texture I was good to go.
Honestly, the inner child in me has so much fun making these while the kids were at school. I wanted to run a test batch before we made some together. My goal was to make sure that what I had envisioned could actually come to life.
Here are the supplies I used:
- White fondant
- Candy eyes
- Pink taffy-like candy
- Moss green food gel
- Wax paper
- Frosted vanilla cupcakes
To make 6 Fondant Frogs, pluck 1 cup of fondant from the package.
I used 6 dipped toothpick heads of moss green gel to color my fondant. To prevent your hands from turning green, make a well in the center of the fondant, and apply the green gels. Roll the fondant up and around the gel to cover it. To work the color throughout, stretch the fondant, and work it as you would a “play” dough.
To make the frog heads, I formed a 1 1/2 inch ball and slightly flattened it to resemble Nanette’s oval-shaped face.
Then, I rolled out 12 small egg-shaped ovals for her eyes.
I placed the candies into the center, and rolled out a tiny half-moon shaped lid.
Attach the eyes to the face-base, and then add the lids over the eyes. If your fondant is curing quickly, use a little extra fondant to adhere the pieces to the main face.
To make the eye lashes, use your toothpick to carve them out.
For the lips, I used pink candy to mold them, and a toothpick to carve out her lips.
Once all 6 frogs were assembled, I allowed them to cure a little.
To make an adorable display, I cut circles out of red vinyl to make mushroom dots for my cake stand. I thought this was a cute touch to really get the feel from the movie. If I recreate these for my kid’s birthday parties, I would make an assortment of them to display the cupcakes.
It is an inexpensive way to add a fun gnome touch to your display.
I added some little wooden shrubs and trees for the display which gave it a fun feel.
As you can see, there are some little flowers and plant pots in these pictures. If you are making these frog fondant cupcakes, you can add these little touches to get the gnome village feel.
I hope you all enjoyed these Nanette Frog Fondant Cupcakes. Be sure to head to theaters on March 23 to see Sherlock Gnomes with your family and check out the trailer below!