Height of the figure: 11 cm
THINGS YOU WILL NEED:
small rolling pin, scalpel, ball tool, dresden tool, 5 cm egg-shaped cutter, 6 cm round cutter, brush (to apply glue), edible glue, 9 cm skewer
152 g of orange flower paste, 22 g of white 50/50 flower paste-fondant mix, 15 g of black flower paste*
* To make this figure I used flower paste, but you can use whatever works for you (gumpaste, fondant with cmc).
I stick all elements using glue (least needed amount) except for thin white elements. I stick them without using glue by simply pressing to the surface.
Roll a 30 g ball of orange flower paste.
Form a teardrop shape (6 cm long).
Apply a little amount of glue on the skewer and insert the skewer into the body (by rotating the skewer around its axis), all the way down. If the body loses its shape - fix it. Cut off the top part, where the head will join with the body (height 5,5 cm).
Roll out about 2 g of white 50/50 mix very thin. Use the cutter to cut out an egg shape.
Stick it to the body and smooth the edges. Don’t use glue or else the glue marks will show through thin, white paste.
Roll a 2 g ball of black flower paste and form a short teardrop shape out of it.
Use the the smaller side of dresden tool to mark two lines as shown on the photo.
Deepen the lines with a sharp scalpel. Repeat steps 6-8 for the second leg.
Stick the back feet to the body.
Roll two 2 g balls of orange flower paste and form two short, flattened teardrop shapes.
Stick the legs to the body.
Roll a 3 g ball of black flower paste and form a teardrop shape (5 cm long). Use the smaller side of dresden the tool to mark two lines and deepen them with a scalpel – same as in step 6 and 7.
With a smaller side of the dresden tool mark the bend line.
Bend the leg gently along the line created in the previous step. At the same time flatten slightly the part of the leg that will touch the body. Repeat steps 12-14 for the second front leg. Cover the first front leg for example with a plastic box, so it doesn’t dry.
Cut the top part of the legs so that they are 2,5 cm long. Use two 7 mm balls of orange flower paste to make two slightly flattened, teardrop shapes and cut the end of them.
Use a tiny amount of glue to attach the black and orange parts of front legs and stick them to the body.
Roll a 34 g ball of orange flower paste and form a shape as shown on the photo. You can make the tail shape by rolling a ball in between you palms just as if you were rolling a teardrop shape – you first narrow down one end, then the other end.
Curl the tail slightly as shown on the photo. Roll out 3 g of 50/50 mix to about 1 mm thick and cut a 7 x 4 cm piece. Make a zig zag edge on its longer side.
Wrap the zig zag edged strip around the end of the tail, and smooth the edges gently. Make sure that the paste totally covers the tip of the tail and that the joining is at the bottom of the tail. Cut the excess off.
If you are not happy with the zig zag line, you can fix it with a sharp scalpel. Don’t press to hard – you don’t want to cut through the tail. You might want to wait with sticking the tail to the body until you put the figure on the cake. If so press the tail to the body at the back to flatten the place of joining (when the tail dries it won’t be possible).
Roll a 80 g ball of orange flower paste, form an oval and flatten it slightly.
Use the smaller side of the egg-shaped cutter mark lines as shown on photo.
Use the round cutter to mark bottom line as shown on photo.
Use the bigger side of the dresden tool to deepen the inner edges.
Form an eye shaped sausage out of 17 g of 50/50 mix.
Flatten both ends with your finger.
Use a rolling pin to roll out top part of the element. You want it to be about 1 mm thick.
Place it on the head so in covers all lines made in steps 23-24 and smooth the surface.
Use a sharp scalpel to make cuts along the distinguishing lines. Take the excess off.
Smooth the paste so that it has clean edges and so that it evenly fills the whole hollow. Leave the side parts of the element (cheeks) sticking out as shown on photo.
Use the smaller side of the dresden tool to model the cheeks. First make two indentations, then pull out three little sticking out pieces of paste and make them more pointy.
Use a bone tool to mark a line as shown on photo.
Smooth the created line with your fingers.
Use the smaller end of the ball tool make holes for the eyes.
Use a sharp scalpel to mark the smile. Use black flower paste to make two 5 mm balls for eyes, an oval shaped nose (3 mm ball) and tiny teardrop shaped eyebrows.
Stick the head to the body.
Form two 2 g flattened teardrop shapes out of the black flower paste.
Use a smaller side of the dresden tool to mark lines as shown on the photo. Deepen the inner part with the bigger side of the dresden tool.
Make two 1 g flattened teardrop shapes of the orange flower paste and stick them inside the ears. Use the dresden tool to spread the paste so that it fills the whole inside of the ear. Cut off the bottom of the ear.
Stick the ears to the head.
Form three, tiny red orange teardrop shapes and stick on the head to make hair.
Well done! :)