Wednesday, July 1, 2009

HOW TO MAKE: fondant pea pods!

1.) Medium green colored fondant (the outer pod)
2.) Lighter green colored fondant (the inner peas)
3.) White fondant (the eyeballs)
4.) Fondant markers or darker colored fondant (the pupils)
5.) Paring or craft knife
6.) "Ball" tool or dowel rod

A lovely array of stuff that will soon become a pea pod....

Roll the medium green fondant into a long oval, with tapered ends. You want to roughly mimic the shape of a pea pod exterior.

Use a sharp knife to slice the pod down the middle (to get a clean cut make sure your knife is not serrated and not dull!!). Pull the "pod" open and lightly pinch the edges between your fingers to ruffle them slightly.

Roll the lighter green fondant into 3 smaller balls, Make one slightly larger than the rest.

Scary looking to start with, huh??? Take the larger ball and use either a ball tool or a dowel rod to punch in eye holes. Use the knife to slice a section for the mouth. You can pull the mouth open if you want by using the ball tool.

Roll your white fondant into 2 very small balls, which will become the eye balls. Carefully place each "eye ball" into the eye holes. Use a fondant marker or a smaller fleck of dark fondant to make the pupil. If you want, take a very small piece of fondant and make a nose. It should look a little cuter after you've done this! (up to this point, it just looks scary and freakish!)

This is what it looks like when you're done....or something like it. You can make little bows or other adornments for it, but this is the basic pod! If your fondant is soft enough all of your pieces should hold together on their own. If your fondant pieces are not adhering just carefully use a little water to bind things together.

Repeat.......and if the mood strikes you make a whole army of them!


Meekiyu said...

that's pretty darn cool... =D

Ninja Incarnate said...

I just stumbled across this site, but being a cook, I have to say that this is pretty awesome. I really liked the freaky peas. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! A friend just asked me to make her a peas in a pod cake for Saturday. I almost freaked until I saw your site. whew! Thank you!