How To Make A Reindeer
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer or Vixen?
Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen orrrrr Rudolph?
Make cute reindeer quickly and easily this Christmas using our Reindeer Heads Mould and Horse Mould!
Watch our quick tutorial video and then follow the instructions below!
Karen Davies Sugarcraft Reindeer Heads Mould
Karen Davies Sugarcraft Horse Mould
Karen Davies Sugarcraft Sitting Reindeer Mould (optional)
Brown Food Colouring
Green Food Colouring
A selection of paintbrushes
- Colour some sugarpaste dark Brown and some light Brown.
- Dust your Reindeer Head Mould with cornflour and tap out any excess. Roll four small sausages of dark Brown paste and press firmly into the largest antlers on your mould. Turn the mould over and peel back. The antlers should drop out easily. Set to one side.
- Dust the largest head on your Reindeer Head Mould with Corn Flour and tap out any excess. Roll a ball of light Brown paste and press firmly into the reindeer head. Guide any excess over to one side using your fingers and tear away with your thumb. Turn your mould over and release the head.
- Use a dusting brush to lightly dust the ears and cheeks with Pink Candy powder colour.
- Mix isopropyl alcohol with White powder colour to turn it into a paint. Paint the eyes in White.
- Paint the pupils in Black. We always paint our eyes either looking to the side or up or down.
- Use a thin brush to paint a thin line above each eye. You can also draw eyelashes if you wish.
- Finish painting the eyes by adding a small white dot to each.
- Paint the nose in either Red or Brown depending on whether you are making Rudolph or not.
- Use small tweezer scissors to snip the top half of the reindeer’s face.
- Colour some sugarpaste Green and press into the seat of the saddle on the Horse Mould. Brush a small dot of water or edible glue onto the back of the saddle. Roll a thin sausage of paste and press into the strap of the saddle, press up until it meets and attaches to the seat.
- Roll a fat sausage of pale brown paste and press firmly into the mould on top of the saddle you’ve just filled. Push your paste along the body into the legs and hooves. Don’t worry about moulding the head or tail of the horse.
- Turn your mould over and peel back to release your paste. Use a palette knife to remove any excess at the neck of the horse, leaving a pointed piece. Gently flatten the point, leaving yourself an area to attach the reindeer head.
- Use your tweezer scissors to snip fur on to the body.
- Roll a small cone of light Brown sugarpaste and attach as a tail. Also snip this with the tweezer scissors.
- Attach the reindeer head onto the body and then attach the antlers into position.
- Use Silver powder colour mixed with isopropyl alcohol to paint the hooves.
- (OPTIONAL) Use our Sitting Reindeer Mould or any of our other moulds to mould an accessory for the saddle such as holly, ivy, mistletoe or bows.
Then one foggy Christmas Eve,
Santa came to say..