In this weeks installment of Tuesday Toppers, i'm paying tribute to Mardi Gras and showing you how to make a traditional Mardi Gras mask. I just love the vibrant yellow, green, and purple color combination and you can dress the mask up as little or as much as you want.
Here's what you need to make one:
-Purple fondant (the picture shows it as more of a blue, but it's really purple)
-Take a ball approx. 1" in diameter and flatten it with fondant smoother.
-Pinch the center with index and thumb and then flatten again with fondant smoother.
-With index finger and thumb pinch sides forming the point of the mask.
-Using the drinking straw form the indent more.
-Punch out two holes for eyes.
-Shape sides of mask into more of a point.
-For feathers, flatten small balls of green and yellow fondant and cut in half with scissors.
-With fingers move the points into center.
-Take scissors and lightly snip marks up each side.
-Let air dry for about 15 minutes and then attatch to mask with water.
I also painted some detail on after this with some gold luster dust and alcohol and used a fondant rope for the stick.
Now its time to PARTY!!