How to make a fondant chick

Learn how to make a fondant (sugarpaste) chick, ideal as an Easter cake topper or just as sweet on its own, in this quick and easy tutorial by Marie McGrath!

Fondant chick & friends Image credit: Marie McGrath
Brought to you by Marie McGrath from Marie's Bakehouse

This tutorial uses a pre-made egg (Creme Egg) to form the shape of the chick's body, but you might instead decide to:

  • Roll sugarpaste into egg shape
  • Use polystyrene eggs if you're concerned about the weight on top of the cake
  • Make your own chocolate eggs using moulds and fill them with treats of your own choice!

For instructions on how to prepare your pre-made egg (Creme Egg) as used in this tutorial, see the accompanying tutorial on how to make a fondant bunny.

To make more of Easter Chick's friends, check out the March 2021 issue of Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft magazine!

Top tip! Make ahead of time and allow to fully dry, then give a basket of decorated eggs for Easter as a lovely homemade gift.

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You will need

Edibles

  • Yellow, orange, white and black sugarpaste
  • Edible glue

Equipment

  • Small paintbrush

Instructions

1
Cover the egg in yellow paste and stick it to a board or base of your choice. Roll three small teardrop shapes and two larger ones, flattening the larger ones slightly. You can roll teardrop shapes by rolling a ball and then rolling on one side of the ball to elongate the shape.
2
Stick the three smaller ones on top of the egg for three tufty feathers, and the two larger ones on the side of the egg for wings.
3
Using orange sugarpaste, roll two teardrop shapes for feet and one smaller one for a beak. Stick these into place on the chick using a small paintbrush and edible glue.
4
Roll two small balls from white and stick these in place for the eyes, and two smaller balls of black on top of the white ones. Your chick is complete!

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