Super Sweet Sugar Mouse
by Connie and Sophie for £6.50
1st October 2012
Cost: Approximately £6.50 (string not included - we already had string)
1. We wanted to pimp a snack in honour of a friend, who was extremely good at pimping snacks (please see Jumbo Angle Slice), we also just wanted to make a giant sugar mouse. We chose to use fondant icing (although with hindsight we probably should have used rolling icing), originally we thought we'd make it pink, but in the end went for the more traditional (?) white.
2. We sieved the icing and added 3 tbsp of water, and then just a dash more... We then mixed it until it formed a thick paste (this was exhausting). It was really hard to get the right consistency as it kept just getting sticky and wouldn't hold any shapes, still we got there.
3. We made a mouse shaped mould from strips of card and staples and filled it with the sugar paste. This type of icing has a 'gloss finish' we found this caused a lot of oozing and trouble in shaping our mouse - but we just kept going, with more staples..
4. We then rolled out more icing to start work on building up a more round shape for the body and the head.
5. Having left the mouse in the fridge overnight in an attempt to stop the ooze of the icing we then unwrapped our creation to finish work on it. We carved out a more mousey shape, and used the off cuts to build it higher and make it more mousey.
6. Add tail and cute little face (in pen, sorry) and hooray! a giant sugar mouse. It is genuinely really really sweet!