These are the sizes of cutters, pastes and colours I used.
I suggest printing out an image of Cogsworth the size you want the topper to be. Image source: https://dribbble.com/sh…/384292-Kawaii-Lumiere-and-Cogsworth
Check sizes of cutters you have before deciding on the size.
I had some leftover sugarpaste which I wanted to use that is why I decided to use a mix of sugarpaste and flower paste instead of plain flower paste... if I were to make Cogsworth again I would probably use plain flower paste ;) but perhaps it's just because I'm used to it ;)
If you decide to use the mix or plain sugarpaste: Keep on adding CMC until the paste is thick. You do't want it to sink underneath the weiht of the other parts.
Roll out the paste to about 3 mm thick. Cut out elements as shown in the photo. Sizes of cutters - see first photo. The size of the rectangular I used (compared with the image): 3 cm x 2.2. cm.
I chose the cutter sizes by simply putting them against the printed out image :)
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Let the elements dry a bit. Stick them together and insert cocktail sticks as shown in the photo. Make sure all squares are positioned even before leaving it to dry.
Flatten the sugarpaste with a smoother to the thickness similar to the width of the rectangular element (the size I made: 2.2 cm). Make a template (compare with printed out image) and cut out a shape as shown in the photo. Clean the knife after each cut.
As you can see the one side is rounded (caused by pressing with the knife) - this is going to be the back. You want the flat side facing the front. Use the bigger round cutter to cut off the end of the element (check with your printed out image).
Cutter sizes - see first photo.
Mark the points where the cocktail sticks will go and make holes as shown in the photo (you don't want to press too much when attaching the element).
If the bottom elements are dry enough, stick the body element as shown in the photo. Apply some glue on the cocktail stick and insert it in the middle making sure that it doesn't poke through the bottom.
Roll the sugarpaste to 1-2 mm thick. Let ti dry a bit (so it doesn't lose shape). Use the big cutter (sizes - see first photo) to cut out a circle. Next cut out a shape as shown in the photo.
Trim the top with a round cutter. Check the size with the topper.
(I didn't trim it enough, so I had to trim it a bit later ;) )
Roll out some black flower paste very thin. Let it dry for some time. Leave the brown element to dry for some time. Cut out a circle and a strip as shown in the photo (same thing - leave it to dry for some time before cutting out).
Cut out the brown element as shown in the photo. Leave the centre element (put it aside for now) - you will use it later (flower cut-out).
Since you have the flower paste rolled out you can as well cut out circles for the eyes now ;) put them aside for now.
Use a blossom cutter to cut out a shape as shown in the photo.
Use a piping nozzle and scalpel to make cut-outs as shown in the photo.
I rolled out some yellow flower paste to go underneath (yellow flower cut-out). Trim off the sticking out bits.
Stick the front element on.
Roll some paste to the thickness of the body (my topper: about 2.2cm).
Position the head without applying any glue - you just want to make a hole. You want the rounded side to be the back side, and the flat side to be the front. Take the head off and leave it aside.
Roll out the paste and leave it to dry for some time. Cut out circles as shown in the photo.
I don't think this photo needs much explanation ;)
The only think I'd like to mention is - in the first photo you can see that I wanted to use a round cutter to emboss the smile... I changed my mind and used a flower paste sausage ;)
Apply some glue on the cocktail stick and the 'neck'. Attach the head.
Make a template for the arms. Roll the paste to about 3 mm thick, cut the element out and roll it right away (before it has time to dry).
Attach the 'arms' :) to do so not only use glue but also stick short pieces of cocktail sticks into the sides because the glue itself won't be strong enough to hold the arms. Support them with paper towel pieces.
When the topper is dry dust it with brown dust :)
Aww... I think I'm going to keep him forever!