Wilton Shape-N-Amaze Ella the African Elephant

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Shape-N-Amaze Ella the African Elephant

An elephant such as Wilton Shape-N-Amaze Ella the African Elephant never forgets … how much fun she has at a party! This edible topper would look smashing on a jungle-themed birthday cake.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include it will take for head made out of the dough to dry ("set").
  • 2
    You may find it helpful to watch the "Hints on Assembling 3D Characters" video that is available on this page before beginning this project. There are also other videos on using Wilton Shape-N-Amaze Edible Dough available on A.C. Moore's YouTube channel that you may find useful.
  • 3
    Mix amounts of Black and White until you get a desired shade of Gray. Mold head, ears and trunk using the Gray. Make eyes and eyelashes with Black.
  • 4
    Use Gum Paste Sticks to support the dog where the head and body will come together. To make a Gum Paste Stick, press a small amount of White fondant into the smallest square available on the Measure-N-Shape Sizing Tray. Then remove it and shape it into a ball with your hands. Once you have done this, slowly roll it into the approximate length and width of a toothpick.
  • 5
    Make legs out of Gray.
  • 6
    Attach head to body, then attach legs. Attach other body parts if you have not already done so.
  • 7
    Support head with cup. Allow to dry ("set") 12 hours.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Wilton Shape-N-Amaze Edible Decorating Dough 6 oz. Black 104785845
  • Wilton Shape-N-Amaze Edible Decorating Dough 6 oz. White 104785840
  • Wilton Measure-N-Shape Sizing Tray 104785849
  • Gum Paste Sticks (see step 4)
  • Wilton Decorating Brush Set 3 pc. 104105840
  • Lifter/Knife Tool from Wilton Modeling Tool Set 8 pc. 104785851 (or Butter Knife)
  • Ball Tool Large from Wilton Modeling Tool Set 8 p. 104785851 (or 1/8 Teaspoon)
  • Ball Tool Small from Wilton Modeling Tool Set 8 pc. 104785851 (or Pad of Your Pinky Finger)
  • Pick Tool from from Wilton Modeling Tool Set 8 pc. 104785851 (or Toothpick)
  • Food-Safe Scissors