When Bug was a wee lad, he refused to eat ANYTHING with a face. And I’m not talking about just “mooers” and “cluckers”… if a food item was designed with a face, he couldn’t bring himself to chomp it. I remember the trauma of being served …a side helping of tater tots shaped like smiley faces with his grilled cheese at a restaurant. Niagara Falls! You had to respect his sensibilities!
Well, we aren’t vegetarians, and eventually Bug moved on, but whenever I see edible food that resembles a living thing, I am reminded of a young Bug! BTW… he is still very sensitive and compassionate! Wonderful qualities, indeed!
Having said all that, when I saw these fondant gnomes this morning, I could feel the insulin in my body start to bubble, and I’m desperately trying to decide how I can work them into an up and coming celebration! They are so stinkin’ cute! I can just see them on top of a cake or cupcakes… maybe with some marzipan mushrooms? My mind is spinning!
Unfortunately, I was not able to come up with a satisfactory link to these cuties. The watermark on the photo brings you to Sugar High, Inc. http://www.sugarhighinc.com/, and the site is a business for fondant cake toppers, but I could not find these sweet little guys here, so I don’t know if she made them or found them on another site. If you know anything more about these, please share : )
As for making these yourself, just follow our tutorial for making Paper Clay Gnomes (obviously, substituting fondant for clay, hehe) http://weefolkart.com/content/paperclay-gnomes-course and add details.
And, unless you have a wee one with an aversion to faces, I think these would be a big hit!
Photo… origin is uncertain!
Reprinted on Facebook 10-14-13