Part of this year’s gingerbread house included a stable with some reindeer. My goal was to add as many details as possible to make the display super cute. If I’m not mistaken, reindeer enjoy nibbling on carrots, and what’s cuter than a bunch of teeny tiny carrots.
I made the carrots by coloring and shaping some fondant. They are simple and quick. In fact, I probably didn’t need to dedicate an entire blog post to them, but hey, you never know who’s looking for some inspiration.
Step 1: Use food coloring to color some fondant orange (I use the Wilton brand color pastes), and pull a small piece off and roll it into a ball.
Step 2: Roll the orange ball of fondant in your palm and fingers until one side is pointy.
Step 3: Poke a hole in the top of the fondant (non-pointy side). I used a little plastic Wilton tool, but you could use just about anything with a point.
Step 4: Repeat Step 1 with some green food coloring.
Step 5: Roll the ball of fondant between your hands until you have a long, thin piece. Use some small scissors (or a knife) to split the piece right down the center just past the halfway point.
Step 6: Insert the non-split end of the green fondant into the hole in the orange fondant. I usually use a drop of water to hold the fondant together.
Step 7: Repeat steps 1-6 as many times as you want!
I also colored some fondant brown, rolled it into a ball, and punched a hole in it to make a little basket to hold the carrots.
It’s all in the details!