I tend to think little animals are super cute (i.e. a bird, my 6 pound dog, etc.) and squeal with excitement every time I see a little animal. Seriously. I saw a mouse the other day scurrying across the sidewalk on Peachtree Road and thought it was adorable. I know, I'm weird. Moving on...
There was a jungle themed baby shower at my office so I decided to make ity bity, teenie weenie, little animals. Seriously, LITTLE. Those cupcakes are MINI cupcakes.
These little guys are probably about an inch and a half
I wanted them to look exactly like all the normal fondant animals that are bigger but keeping all the details and everything.
I used very small tools (knives, toothpicks, tiny paint brushes, etc.) to create all the little details.
I just had to put this picture up. I have NO idea how I managed to have dark halos around my little guys, but it is a cool affect. Oh, and look how small they are compared to a flower stem!
Of course, the cupcakes were delicious vanilla cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. There wasn't a single one left. SUCCESS!
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