I decided that the idea of working with fondant would be fun, but I was worried about the dyeing process. Turns out that was fun too! Fondant is very easy to work with and the results are outstanding.
I just bought plain white fondant. I used gel dyes which work way better than liquid or paste. To get some of the darker colors, you need to really knead in the dye. So I used disposable baker’s gloves that worked great.
For the pirate broke the fondant up into 3 batches. Red for the scarf hat, pink for the skin, and black for the eyes and eye patch. I also saved a tiny bit of white for the eye.
To finish it all off, I added a little tie of the scarf, a black eye patch and string, and a tiny mouth. The scarf decoration and the earrings are star and moon sprinkles that I got at Surfas.
Fondant lasts for a long time in a sealed container. I plan to make cupcakes, frost them and then plop these on top. Yay for pirates!