Note: Ready-to-use fondant, from Wilton, 630-963-1818, www.wilton.com. #2 plain pastry tip (#700002), food coloring gels (#603201), from Sweet Celebrations, 800-328-6722 or www.wilton.com.
- Food coloring gels
Working on waxed paper, knead a tiny amount of food coloring into fondant. All the parts shown are made by gently forming the fondant as if it were clay. It's just sticky enough that you can press the parts together (lift the finished decorations with a thin spatula).