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2D Fondant Nutcracker

By Anna Astashkina
Astashkina Cakes
astashkinacakes.com




  • Satin Ice Fondant - white
  • Nutcracker cookie cutter
  • Non-toxic soft pencil
  • Gel paste food colors - purple, ivory, brown, black, red
  • Gold highlighter
  • High proof alcohol (Everclear, rose spirit, lemon extract)
  • Painting palette
  • Paintbrushes in various sizes


  • Roll out Satin Ice Fondant and let it dry for 30 minutes (below).

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  • Cut Nutcracker shape. Try not to move your fondant.

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  • Remove fondant around, it will help you to maintain the shape.


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  • Let your topper dry for 2 hours. Tip: Use dehydrator to speed up the process.


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  • Sketch lightly basic shapes of your Nutcracker (below - 3 pics).
  • Pro tip: If you are doing a complicated design, cut your template to smaller parts and trace them separately.

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  • Mix gel Ivory color with alcohol and paint face and hands.


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  • Add first layer of your chosen color.


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  • Then go back and deepen colors by using a more concentrated gel.


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  • Paint hair with brown gel.


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  • Add black details.

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  • Using small brush and black gel color define lines and draw outline.


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  • With bright red color add blush.


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  • Paint gold details.

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  • It comes to life right before your eyes!!!


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  • The final nutcracker!


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