Tutorial: Gruesome Severed Fondant Fingers

This wonderful tutorial for a severed fondant finger was created by Kassandra Jiminez of Cakes and Crafts by Kass.  Kassandra owns a successful home based bakery in Texas where she creates stunning cakes for all occasions. Kassandra also has an insightful Youtube channel where she shares videos of her latest recipes, tutorials and techniques. “This tutorial would make an awesome Halloween cupcake or cake topper”, notes Kass. With Halloween just around the corner, we could definitely see these gruesome fingers gracing a spooky dessert buffet.

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Color a small amount of white fondant with Wilton peach or orange.

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Be sure to add only a very small amount of the color- you can always add a little more if you need it.

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Break off two pieces of the kneaded fondant to create two balls, roll until nicely round. One should be about 2 inches in diameter and the other a little smaller.

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Roll the two balls into a loose sausage shape.

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Using the Dresden tool, form the fingernail by lightly pressing into the tip of the sausage.

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Keep applying pressure and using the tool to shape a realistic nail bed.

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Use your own hand and fingers as a guide.

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Using the tool add in some realistic details to the knuckle and give the finger some realism.

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Use the tool to gentle hollow out the cut end of the finger, pressing into the fondant and rotating.

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Use the tool to fray the edges a little, to look like severed skin! (ewwwww)


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Repeat the above steps on the smaller sausage of fondant to create two severed fingers.

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Take some mirror glaze piping gel, white food color and a paintbrush.

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Paint the finger nail with a mixture of the white food color and the piping gel to give a realistic finish to the finger nail.

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Mix a little red edible food dust or edible food color with the piping gel and paint onto the severed end of the finger. Add a few blobs for an even more gruesome effect.

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Finish the finger with a few more dabs of the red “paint” and repeat to finish the smaller finger.

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The finished fingers are utterly gruesome and terrifyingly realistic; sure to frighten your trick or treaters this Halloween.





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