ADORABLE ANIMAL FIGURINES

ADORABLE CAKE FIGURINES

Homemade Handmade Heartmade

Enkhtur Maini

Supported By

This is for you grandmother, who showered me with love and showed me everything handmade, homemade, and heartmade!

Love you Emee. Enkhtur

Copyright © 2018 by Enkhtur Maini  All rights reserved. This book or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher except for the use of brief quotations in a book review.

First edition, September 2018 Copyright photography © Enkhtur Maini

Copyright digital illustration © Enkhtur Maini  Copyright digital content © Enkhtur Maini Designer Marie Nadal Sharma www.themyouandme.com ISBN 978-981-11-8780-3

The moral right of the author has been asserted. 

Printed in Singapore by Ho Printing Singapore Pte Ltd , L31 Changi South Street 1, Singapore 486769. www.hoprinting.com

Contents

Bake with Enkhtur 2 All You Need 4 My Grandmother’s Cake Recipe 5 The Mindful Mouse Family 9 The Lovable Lion Family 17 The Unique Unicorn Family 25 The Daring Dinosaur Family 33 The Moving Monkey Family 41 The Fabulous Flamingo Family 49 The Pleasurable Pig Family 57 The Dreaming Dolphin Family 65 The Passionate Panda Family 73 The Listening Love Birds Family 81

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BAKE WITH Enkhtur

www.bakewithenkhtur.com

Say Hello

bakewithenkhtur

bakewithenkhtur

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Let’s have fun, play and laugh together as we connect as a family and create wonderful moments in the kitchen. My book bursts with opportunities to elevate the humble cake into your child’s dream cake with playful, colourful animal cake figurines. I grew up in Mongolia, as my grandmother’s golden child. She showered me with love and time – as well as delicious food! Everything was homemade, handmade and heartmade and I was inspired to pay forward all that passion and those smiles to others through my cakes. Over the years, running Bake With Enkhtur in Singapore, my special little clients have regularly requested animal decorations. Seeing the children’s delight over these popular designs has encouraged me to create this playful book so families can easily re-create the magic at home, time and time again. Inside are ten adorable animal characters that you can craft and bring to life. Each animal represents a spirit of adventure and personality including Daring Dinosaur, Passionate Panda, Lovable Lion, Unique Unicorn and Fabulous Flamingo – for all those who wear, think and eat pink. There is a character for everyone’s imagination! Make one or an entire animal family and then let the mood boards at the end of each chapter inspire you with patterns, colours and ideas to decorate your beautiful cakes and parties. Nothing is complicated – the figurines can be made following simple steps, using ingredients and tools that are easily available – leaving you to just have fun making them! So, go on an exciting family adventure within the pages of this book and treasure some magical moments together as you create fabulous cakes and figurines at home with those you love!

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ALL YOU Need

Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter

Modeling Paste  Fondant or Gumpaste  Cornflour

for dusting

Ball Tool

Round Shaped  Cookie Cutter 

Food Coloring

Glass of Water

Brush

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CAKE RECIPE

Grease two 7 inch round tins 250g Self Raising Flour 175g Caster Sugar  175g Unsalted Butter 3 Free Range Eggs  2tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

All ingredients at room temperature 1tsp Pure Vanilla Extract  200g Unsalted Butter

400g Icing Sugar

ELECTRIC MIXER for 7 mins whip until you obtain a cream like texture

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Small but

Mind Blowing

THE Mindful

MOUSE FAMILY

Tiny, furry grey mice fill your heart with their little pink ears and wide-open eyes.

They’re looking for cheese, or perhaps, a new friend! Will you follow these merrymakers on their wonderful adventures and nibble through delicious discoveries?

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Notes

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ALL YOU Need

Brush

Jaw Tool

Water

Leaf Tool

Ball Tool

Fondant 10g

15g

20g

50g

Mouse’s measurements: Height 5.5cm, Weight 60g and Width 12cm

Preparation information: The figurine can be made one week in advance. If you find the fondant sticking to your fingers then use cornflour to dust. Storage information: The figurine should be stored in a dry, air-conditioned environment. When placing on the cake, handle with care to avoid any breakage. The figurines are edible, however, I recommend that you consume them only if made within one week of the date of consumption.

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MOUSE STEPS

Start by sorting the fondant and sectioning out what you need to create Mouse. For the head you require the following balls: one large grey, two small grey for the outer ears and three small pale pink for the middle ears and nose. Finally, two small black balls for eyes. Create a pear shape with the large grey ball for the head. Flatten two grey balls for the ears with your fingertips.

For the body: create a large grey ball. Next, roll pale pink fondant into a sausage shape and create a slight bend for the arms. To create the hands, flatten one end with your fingertip and craft the fingers using a leaf tool. For the legs: roll two short pale pink sausage shapes and bend to create the foot. Make a tail by rolling out a grey ball.

Also flatten two pale pink balls and fix inside the ears for detail. Finally, dab water on the ears with the brush and attach to the head. Using the ball tool, create two eye sockets and place two black balls to complete the eyes. Lastly, attach a pale pink ball to the head for the nose. 12

For Mouse’s pleasure, create a cheese block using yellow fondant and make dents with the end of your brush. Attach it using your water brush.

Finally, attach all body parts using the water brush and insert a toothpick into the body.

To accessorise Mouse, create a small flower using a flower cutter (optional). Place the head on the toothpick to see your Mouse come alive!

It’s time to meet your Mind-Blowing Mouse!

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What do you

Love

THE Lovable

LION FAMILY

The mighty king of the jungle is doing his favourite thing in the world - napping! If you’re lucky, he just might wake up to say hello to you. He’ll shake his gorgeous mane and call you for a stroll or a playful game of hide-and-seek in the jungle. But remember, his motto is ‘eat - sleep - play - repeat’, so he could get hungry soon. Why don’t you save him some of your sweet goodies?

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Notes

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ALL YOU Need

Brush

Water

Ball Tool

Leaf Tool

Heart Cutter

Heart Plunger

10g 10g

20g

65g

Fondant

Lion’s measurements: Height 6cm, Weight 65g and Width 12cm

Preparation information: The figurine can be made one week in advance. If you find the fondant sticking to your fingers then use cornflour to dust. Storage information: The figurine should be stored in a dry, air-conditioned environment. When placing on the cake, handle with care to avoid any breakage. The figurines are edible, however, I recommend that you consume them only if made within one week of the date of consumption. 19

LION STEPS

Start by sorting the fondant and sectioning out what you need to create Lion. For the head you require the following balls: one large golden yellow and one small for the snout. Two brown for the ears and two small ones for the eyebrows. For the eyes: two small white and two small black balls. Finally, one black ball for the nose.

Roll the large yellow ball into a round head shape. For ears: flatten the brown balls with your fingertips. For eyebrows: roll two small brown balls into eyebrow shapes. For eyes: flatten two white balls and use two tiny black balls for eyeballs. For the snout: roll the golden fondant into an oval shape and attach below the eyes. For the nose: place the last black ball onto the upper part of the snout. For a realistic look, create dots and lines on the snout using the leaf tool. Finally, attach all parts using the water brush.

For Lion’s mane: roll brown fondant and cut a heart shape using a cookie cutter. To finish, create lines using the leaf tool. To accessorise Lion, cut a red heart shape using a heart plunger. Finally, fix to Lion’s chest.

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Attach the mane to the head using a dab of water with the water brush. Leave to set for at least five minutes.  

For Lion’s body: create a barrel shape and insert a toothpick. For arms and legs: roll out four golden yellow sausage shapes and shape one end of each into paws using your fingertips. Add details to the foot using the leaf tool.

Place the head onto the toothpick to see your Lion come together.

It’s time to meet your Lovable Lion!

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What makes you

Unique

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THE Unique UNICORN FAMILY

Who doesn’t believe in unicorns? Dreams and fantasies, faraway lands and stardust…

They’re dressed in many colours. Like them, you too can have many colours, many personalities, and still be loved for everything that is you! In the world of unicorns, everything is sweeter and sprinkled with magic! So be you and never stop believing in magic!

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Notes

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ALL YOU Need

Jaw Tool

Ball Tool

Water

Brush

Leaf Tool

Heart

Cutter

Fondant 10g 15g 15g 15g 15g 15g

45g

Unicorn’s measurements: Height 6cm with horn, Weight 45g and Width 9cm

Preparation information: The figurine can be made one week in advance. If you find the fondant sticking to your fingers then use cornflour to dust. Storage information: The figurine should be stored in a dry, air-conditioned environment. When placing on the cake, handle with care to avoid any breakage. The figurines are edible, however, I recommend that you consume them only if made within one week of the date of consumption.

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UNICORN STEPS

Start by sorting the fondant and sectioning out what you need to create Unicorn. For the head you require the following balls: one large for the head and two small for the ears. For eyes: two small black and one pink for the snout. For hair: roll pastel coloured fondants into spaghetti.

Roll the large ball into a pear shape for the head. Create eye sockets using a ball tool and insert two black balls to complete the eyes. Next, craft ears by flattening two white balls into leaf shapes and add details using the leaf tool. For the snout: roll the pink ball into an oval shape and create nostrils using a leaf tool. Finally, attach all parts using the water brush.

Create Unicorn’s hair by gathering the spaghetti shaped fondants and placing them onto the head between the ears. Next, make the horn by creating an ice-cream cone shape with golden yellow fondant. Insert line details using the leaf tool. Finally, attach the horn to the hair with the water brush.

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For the body: create a pear shape with the large ball. For the arms and legs: roll white fondant into four equal sausage shapes and create a slight bend for the arms. Finally, to create the hands, flatten one end with your fingertip and create the fingers using a leaf tool. For detail, flatten four pale pink balls and attach them to the legs and arms. Next, cut a small heart shape and attach it to the body.

Finally, attach all body parts with the water brush and insert a toothpick into the body.

For the tail: prepare long spaghetti shaped fondants and gather them using your fingertips. Next, attach the tail to Unicorn and swirl it slightly for a realistic look. Finally, place the head onto the toothpick to see your Unicorn come together.

It’s time to meet your Unique Unicorn!

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ANIMAL MOODBOARD

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to be Dare Different

THE

Daring DINOSAUR FAMILY

Have you heard the mighty ROAR of the dinosaur? He’s huge, and so loud, and loves snapping his teeth. But don’t let that scare you! He’s just trying to keep you safe! Of course, he’s also calling you out to play, so take a ball and play catch or read a fairy tale together about an ancient, long gone era. If you make time, he will tell you about his adventures or invite you home to enjoy some cake.  

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Notes

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ALL YOU Need

Brush

Jaw Tool

Leaf Tool

Ball Tool

Water

Heart Plunger

Fondant

10g 10g

10g

50g

Dinosaur’s measurements: Height 6cm, Weight 60g and Width 11cm

Preparation information: The figurine can be made one week in advance. If you find the fondant sticking to your fingers then use cornflour to dust. Storage information: The figurine should be stored in a dry, air-conditioned environment. When placing on the cake, handle with care to avoid any breakage. The figurines are edible, however, I recommend that you consume them only if made within one week of the date of consumption. 35

DINOSAUR STEPS

Start by sorting the fondant and sectioning out what you need to create Dinosaur. For the head you require the following green balls: one large one for the head and two small ones for the eyebrows. For the eyes: two small white and two small black balls.

Roll the large green ball into a round head shape. Create two eye sockets using the ball tool and place the two white balls. To finish, put a black ball on each eye. For eyebrows: make eyebrow shapes with two small brown balls and attach over the eyes. For snout and nostrils: create two holes using the brush end. For the jaw: carefully insert the jaw tool slightly below the nostril and push from side to side with support from your fingers. Finally, attach all parts using the water brush.

For the body: create a pear shape and slightly pull the narrow end to create a chunky tail.

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For arms and legs: roll four chunky fondant sausages and shape one end into paws using your fingertips. Add details to the foot with the leaf tool. Finally, attach all body parts using the water brush and insert the toothpick.

To accessorise Dinosaur: cut a red heart shape using a heart plunger and attach it to the chest. Finally, fix tiny light green balls over the tail for detail.

Place the head onto the toothpick to see your Dinosaur come alive!

It’s time to meet your Daring Dinosaur!

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ANIMAL MOODBOARD

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Keep Moving Keep Going Keep Looking Ahead

THE Moving MONKEY FAMILY

Swing and jump, slump and slide! That’s monkey business for you!

Be jolly and have fun, they say, with a banana in their mouth, and hang out with your friends and family. Their playfulness is quite catching!

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Notes

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ALL YOU Need

Water

Jaw Tool

Leaf Tool

Round Cutter

Fondant 10g 20g

40g

20g

Monkey’s measurements: Height 5cm, Weight 40g and Width 8cm

Preparation information: The figurine can be made one week in advance. If you find the fondant sticking to your fingers then use cornflour to dust. Storage information: The figurine should be stored in a dry, air-conditioned environment. When placing on the cake, handle with care to avoid any breakage. The figurines are edible, however, I recommend that you consume them only if made within one week of the date of consumption.

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MONKEY STEPS

Start by sorting the fondant and sectioning out what you need to create Monkey. For the head you require the following balls: one large for the head, two small for outer ears and two lighter brown ones for inner ears. For the eyes: two black balls. For the face and snout: one medium and one small ball in a light brown colour.

Roll the large ball into a round head shape. Create ears by flattening the two small balls into a round shape. Attach the two lighter brown balls for detail. For the face: cut a small heart shape and attach to the upper head. For the snout: create an oval shaped ball and attach to the lower face. Create eye sockets using the ball tool above the snout and then place the two black eyeballs within them. Finally, attach a small ball for the nostril on top of the snout. Attach all parts using the water brush.

For your Monkey’s smile, create a mouth by carefully inserting the jaw tool into the snout and supporting it with your fingers to dent deeper. Finally, attach the ears by using a dab of water from the brush.

For the body: roll the large fondant into a pear shape and add details by attaching light brown circles. For arms and legs: roll four sausage shapes and create a slight bend for the arms. Finally, for the hands: flatten one end with your fingertip and create the fingers using a leaf tool. For the tail: roll a spaghetti shape and slightly curl the end. Lastly, attach all body parts using the water brush and insert a toothpick.

For Monkey’s pleasure, make bananas using your fingertips and attach on top of the head between the ears.

Place the head onto the toothpick to see your Monkey come alive!

It’s time to meet your Monkey who is always on the Move! 45

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How Fabulous

Fearless are you and

THE

Fabulous FLAMINGO FAMILY

Pink, pretty and gracious— it must be the elegant flamingo!

Standing tall on its stilt-like legs, it may run on water and then lift off into the sky just to impress you! If you love colours, it could become your best friend and show you its various shades of pink. You’ll enjoy wading in the lake beside it, too!

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Notes

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ALL YOU Need

Water

Heart Cutter

Leaf Tool

Brush Ball Tool

Fondant

10g 20g

35g

Flamingo’s measurements: Height 7cm, Weight 35g and Leg Length 3cm

Preparation information: The figurine can be made one week in advance. If you find the fondant sticking to your fingers then use cornflour to dust. Storage information: The figurine should be stored in a dry, air-conditioned environment. When placing on the cake, handle with care to avoid any breakage. The figurines are edible, however, I recommend that you consume them only if made within one week of the date of consumption.

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FLAMINGO STEPS

Start by sorting the fondant and sectioning out what you need to create Flamingo. For the head you require the following balls: one medium pink, one white and one small black one for the beak. For the eyes: two black balls. Shape the head using the medium ball. Then, flatten out the white ball and stick it to the head and create nostrils using the leaf tool. For the beak: shape one black ball using your fingers and attach onto the white flattened ball. Then place the eyes above the nostrils.

Cut small, medium and large heart shapes using the cookie cutter and create feather details using the leaf tool. Create Flamingo’s body by shaping a large ball into an oval shape.

For the neck: roll a long sausage shape, bend it and attach to the body using a water brush. Next, fix all the heart-shaped feathers together by overlapping them onto the body using a water brush. Finally, let it set for at least for 5 minutes.

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Attach the head (facing you) onto the neck. Then fix the feathers using a water brush.  

Create two long spaghetti shapes and carefully insert toothpicks inside for legs. Then, attach small rings to create knee joints.

To accessorise, cut small flowers using a flower plunger and attach to the top of the head along with a sugar ball.

It’s time to meet your Fabulous Flamingo!

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What are your little

in life Pleasures

THE Pleasurable PIG FAMILY

Did these little piggies go to the market? No, they came to say hi, bringing a pocketful of sunshine and a basket full of love!

You can join them for a lazy afternoon in a puddle of mud if you’d like – they’d love you to!

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Notes

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ALL YOU Need

Brush

Water

Ball Tool

Leaf Tool

Fondant 10g 10g

20g

45g

Pig’s measurements: Height 4cm, Weight 45g and Width 10cm

Preparation information: The figurine can be made one week in advance. If you find the fondant sticking to your fingers then use cornflour to dust. Storage information: The figurine should be stored in a dry, air-conditioned environment. When placing on the cake, handle with care to avoid any breakage. The figurines are edible, however, I recommend that you consume them only if made within one week of the date of consumption.

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PIG STEPS

Start by sorting the fondant and sectioning out what you need to create Pig. For the head you require the following balls: one large for the head, one small for the snout and two small for the ears. For the eyes: two small black balls.

Roll the large ball into a round head shape. Create ears by flattening the two balls into leaf shapes and add details using the leaf tool. With the ball tool, create two eye sockets and place two black balls to complete the eyes. For the snout: roll an oval shape and attach below the eyes, craft nostrils using a toothpick. Finally, attach all parts using the water brush.

For Pig’s body: create a large ball. For the arms: roll the fondant into two long sausage shapes and make a slight bend. Craft the trotter detail using the leaf tool. For the legs: roll two short sausage shapes and bend to create the foot. Make a tiny tail by rolling fondant and slightly spiraling for a realistic look. Finally, attach all body parts using the water brush and insert a toothpick into the body.

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To accessorise Pig with roses: cut red fondant and roll in a straight line to create the rose head. To finish, roll green fondant into rose stems. Finally, attach them by dabbing water with the brush.

Place the head onto the toothpick and attach the tail to see your Pig come alive.

It’s time to meet your Pig who is all about Pleasure!

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How far will

you go for your

Dream

THE Dreaming

DOLPHIN FAMILY

What’s playful and friendly, very smart and can swim like a fish? A dolphin, of course!

With sparkling eyes and happy smiles, the little blue dolphins squeak and whistle in excitement, calling you out to their playground, the sea.

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Notes

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ALL YOU Need

Brush

Jaw Tool

Leaf Tool

Fondant

10g 10g

40g

Dolphin’s measurements: Length 8cm, Weight 40g and Width 8cm

Preparation information: The figurine can be made one week in advance. If you find the fondant sticking to your fingers then use cornflour to dust. Storage information: The figurine should be stored in a dry, air-conditioned environment. When placing on the cake, handle with care to avoid any breakage. The figurines are edible, however, I recommend that you consume them only if made within one week of the date of consumption.

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DOLPHIN STEPS

Start by sorting the fondant and sectioning what you need to create Dolphin. You require the following balls: a large one for the body, one for the fin, two for the flippers and one for the fluke. For eyes: two small white and two small black. Finally, one orange ball as an accessory.

Shape the large ball into Dolphin’s body. Create the fin and flippers by crafting the three small balls into banana shapes. Then slightly flatten them and add line details using the leaf tool. For the fluke: cut a heart shape and add detail using the leaf tool. 

Attach all body parts by dabbing water with the brush and let it set for at least 5 minutes.  

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For the jaw and mouth: carefully insert the jaw tool into the head, with the support of your fingers.

For Dolphin’s pleasure, create a small orange ball and place it above the mouth.  

It’s time to meet your Dolphin who is a big Dreamer!

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ANIMAL MOODBOARD

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P

What are you Passionate about

THE Passionate PANDA FAMILY

Our little black and white panda bears are looking at you, telling you to enjoy life!

Take a big bite of happiness, tumble in the snow, have fun with your friends and be kind to everyone!

We’re like the pandas too - a little black, a little white, and with lots of heart!

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Notes

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ALL YOU Need

Ball Tool

Water

Leaf Tool Brush

Heart Cutter

Fondant

5g 10g 20g

40g

Panda’s measurements: Height 5.5cm and Weight 55g

Preparation information: The figurine can be made one week in advance. If you find the fondant sticking to your fingers then use cornflour to dust. Storage information: The figurine should be stored in a dry, air-conditioned environment. When placing on the cake, handle with care to avoid any breakage. The figurines are edible, however, I recommend that you consume them only if made within one week of the date of consumption. 75

PANDA STEPS

Start by sorting the fondants and sectioning out what you need. For Panda’s head, you require the following black balls: two for ears, two for eyes, two tiny ones for eyeballs and one for the nose. White balls: one large for the head, two for eyes and a medium-sized one for the snout.

Flatten the black balls with your fingertips. Two for the ears and two for the eyes.

For the eyes, create sockets with the ball tools. Then using a tiny dab of water for bonding, place two black flat rounds onto the eye sockets. Then attach the white balls before adding the two tiny black balls for eyes.

To create the snout, roll the remaining white ball into an oval shape and stick below the eyes using your fingertips. Then position the last black ball onto the top upper part of the snout for the nose.

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For Panda’s body, create a white ball slightly larger than the head. Then roll out the black fondant into a sausage shape and slightly bend for the arms. For legs, use two black round balls.

To craft paws and claws, use a small ball tool and gently dent shallow holes in the arms and feet. Finally, insert a toothpick into the top centre of the body and attach the head.

You’re finally down to the last step in bringing your passionate Panda to life! Make a leaf by rolling the green fondant. Cut a small heart using a cookie cutter. Create the leaf effect by drawing lines on the heart using a scriber or leaf tool.

It’s time to meet your Passionate Panda!

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Do you to your Listen

Heart

THE

Listening

LOVE BIRD FAMILY

Love is in the air! Hear the love birds say “I love you” to each other every day, through endless chirping and twittering!

They enjoy sharing stories with their friends and families as they crowd together on a tree branch or soar in the skies. Say

hello to them and they may stop awhile and share their exciting tales with you too!

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Notes

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ALL YOU Need

Leaf Tool Needle Tool

Brush

Heart Plunger

Fondant

10g 10g 10g

25g

Love Bird’s measurements: Height 5cm, Weight 25g and Leg Length 1.5cm

Preparation information: The figurine can be made one week in advance. If you find the fondant sticking to your fingers then use cornflour to dust. Storage information: The figurine should be stored in a dry, air-conditioned environment. When placing on the cake, handle with care to avoid any breakage. The figurines are edible, however, I recommend that you consume them only if made within one week of the date of consumption. 83

LOVE BIRD STEPS

Start by sorting the fondant and sectioning out what you need to create Love Bird. You require the following balls: one large for the body, two small pale pink for wings, one for the beak and black and white ones for the eyes. Use one blue ball for a flower accessory and toothpicks for legs.

Mould the large ball into a pear shape for the body and make it slightly pointed at the narrow end. For wings: shape two pale pink balls into a heart shape. Finally, attach all the parts using the water brush.

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For the beak: shape a small ball using your fingers and attach onto the front part of the head. Lastly, insert a toothpick for legs. 

To accessorise Love Bird: cut a small flower using a flower plunger and attach to the top of the head using a water brush and a small sugar ball.  

It’s time to meet your Love Birds and do not forget to Listen.

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Being an undomestic goddess means that I don’t generally look at cookbooks and shy away from culinary capers. The way that Enkhtur makes it so easy at her workshops, and the creativity and simplicity of the book, has changed my mind. I really recommend this to anyone wanting to do something special for family or friends. It will make them happy!

Rebecca Bisset Editor in Chief Expat Living Publications

You can bake with a few simple ingredients but for a cake to be truly special,

there needs to be a lot of love and heart poured into it. For Enkhtur, baking cakes is a celebration of life. In this stunning book, featuring her adorable illustrated animal figurines, she shares her secrets and techniques for creating delicious cakes and beautiful parties in easy-to-follow instructions. This book is an expression of love! It is a must have for families.

Christine Amour-Levar Founder of HER Planet Earth Co-Founder of Women on a Mission

ISBN 978-981-11-8780-3

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