Who doesn’t love a pug? I don’t know what it is about them. I laugh eveytime I see one. I’m not sure if it’s their scrunched up face, or the way they snore while fully awake, or their endless abundance of energy.
If I ever convince my husband to let us have a dog, a pug would be my second choice. My first choice would be a pound puppy. Everyone needs a little Rescue Dog in their lives…I think Pugs are harder to come by in the pound, they’d be snapped up in a second. Those adorable big round eyes probably have a lot to do with it, just saying 😉 x
Colour your fondant cream. I used ProGel
I made 3 different coloured pugs. White, Black and Cream
Roll out your fondant until you have the desired thickness. Cut out circles big enough to sit nicely on your cupcake.
Colour a bit of fondant claret, or a light pink for the tongues.
I used a small rose petal cutter to cut out the tongues.
Use your bone tool to thin out the fondant to give it a bit more definition. Place the tongue on the bottom centre of the fondant disc
Roll out a small piece of black fondant for the muzzle.
Place your finger in the centre of the ball and roll back and forth gently.
It should look something like this.
Bend the fondant like so…
With your thumb, press down to flatten each side of the muzzle
Use a bit of water or edible glue to place on the top of the tongue.
Roll out the colour that you’re using into strips to go over the muzzle. Don’t worry about them being perfect. The more imperfect the better
Glue into place like so
Add small round black balls for the eyes
Roll out a long sausage, again don’t worry if it’s a bit bumpy. It adds character.
You want to be able to get a few ‘rolls’ like so.
You can either make multiple rolls before hand or start with one side of the rope glue it beside the eye and guide the rope between the eyes, then go back and forth until the disc is covered completely.
Your pug should look something like this
Rolls small black balls for the nose
Glue the nose on to the muzzle and shape it with your fingers to get the desired shape. Use this little tool or the back of a paint brush to make little indentations for the nostrils
Roll out some black fondant and cut 1 square per pug. These will be for the ears.
Cut each square diagonally and glue on to the pug
Use a bit of petal dust arounf the wrinkles etc to get a bit more definition. I only had sparkly black dust, so I worked with it.
Roll out tiny white balls and add to the eyes to make the pugs come to life a bit more.
I used a cocktail stick to make little indentaions in the muzzle. Ice your cupcakes and place on and you’ve got a cupcake topper that kids and adults alike will go gaga over 🙂