I just love finding fun and creative ways to wish loved ones a Happy Valentine’s Day, such as the I Love Ewe fondant toppers and Perfect Match cake pops tutorials from last year. This year, express your feelings “bit by bit” with the help of this sweet fondant robot, also perfect for birthdays and celebrations!
Make your valentine’s heart go beep with this Love Machine fondant robot cupcake topper tutorial!
- Light grey, red, black and white fondant
- Water/edible glue and brush
- Vegetable shortening
- Fondant rolling pin with 1/8″ guide rings
- 1/4″ wooden dowels
- Knife tool
- Small circle cutter
- Round decorating tips #1, #3, #7, #10 and #12
- Silver food coloring spray
- Paper towel/parchment paper
Roll one 1 1/4″ ball and one 3/4″ ball out of light grey fondant.
Dip your fingers in vegetable shortening and begin to shape both of the fondant balls into squares. Pinch the corners to help square them off as much as possible.
Utilize the knife tool to make a vertical indentation in the center of the larger fondant square (robot’s body).
With round decorating tip #1, make little indentation on both sides of the horizontal line (approximately five on each side) on the large fondant square.
Utilizing round decorating tip #1 to make small indentations on all four corners of the small square (robot’s head). With the small circle cutter, make an indentation for the smile and indent dimples with the round decorating tip.
Roll out light grey fondant thick with the rolling pin and wooden dowels as guides. Cut out three circles with the small circle cutter.
Roll one of the fondant circles into a ball, then form it into a sausage shape, flattening out both ends with your finger.
With the knife tool, make an indentation around the perimeter of the fondant, then repeat with two additional indentations all the way around, ensuring you are ending at the center of the shape. Repeat this step with the second fondant circle.
On the remainder of the shape, make a vertical indentation in the center of the top, then utilize round decorating tip #1 to two indentations on each side of the center line. Repeat this step with the second shape, finalizing both of the robot’s legs.
Take the final light grey fondant circle and cut it in half.
Roll each half into balls, then into sausage shapes, similar to the previously made legs. Repeat the steps to decorate them with the knife tool and round decorating tip #1.
Shape the top ends of the arms by flattening them out a bit and forming on the sides of the robot’s body.
Glue the legs and arms to the robot’s body
Line your work surface with a paper towel or parchment paper and lay the robot’s body and head over it. Spray the silver food coloring all over the fondant (per instructions on the packaging) and allow it to dry thoroughly prior to moving to the next step.
Roll out white fondant with the rolling pin and 1/8″ guide rings. Cut out two circles with round decorating tip #10 for the eyes. Glue the circles to the robot’s face.
Roll out black fondant with the rolling pin and 1/8″ guide rings. Cut out two small circles with round decorating tip #3 and glue them over the white eyes on the robot’s face.
Roll out red fondant with the rolling pin and 1/8″ guide rings. Cut out four circles with round decorating tip #12 and one circle with round decorating tip #7.
Combine two of the red circles and roll them into one ball.
Form the fondant red ball into a sausage shape, then make two indentations around its perimeter. Then, press the two ends together a bit. Glue the knob to the top of the robot’s head.
Make two smaller knobs with the two of the larger red fondant circles by rolling each one into a ball, shaping them into a sausage shape and making the indentations. Glue one to each side of the robot’s head.
With the remaining larger red circle, pinch one end and indent the opposite end with the knife tool to create a heart.
Repeat the above process with the smaller red fondant circle, glue the smaller heart over the larger one, then glue both hearts to the robot’s chest. Allow to dry thoroughly.