Little Red Riding Hood

The size of the cake topper: 9.5 cm

Little Red Riding Hood

Equipment:

- scalpel
- dresden tool
- ball tool or bone tool (6 mm)
- round cutters: 2 cm, 4 cm, 7 cm
- piping nozzle (or round cutter): 6 mm
- small flower cutter
- foam pad
- cocktail stick
- glue brush
- dusting brushes

Edibles:

- flower paste (gum paste)*:
white: 16 g
red: 50 g
black: 1 g
brown: 5 g
ivory: 5 g
green: small ball
yellow: tiny ball
brown: tiny ball
- edible glue
- red food colour
- dust colours: pink, red, green, brown
- black edible marker (fine tip)

*the amounts include only the paste for the girl, not the grass and mushrooms.

Step 1

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Roll a 15 g ball of white flower paste. Form a teardrop shape.

Step 2

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Flatten the bottom and then flatten the whole shape slightly. Leave it aside to dry.

Step 3

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Roll a 45 g ball of red paste. Form a teardrop shape.

Step 4

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Flatten it and curve the tip slightly. Press the 4 cm cutter as shown in the photo.

Step 5

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Use the scalpel to remove some paste from the inside of the marked circle (depth about 4-5 mm). Smooth the paste.

Step 6

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Roll out the ivory paste to about 3-4 mm. Cut out a circle (same size as used in previous step). Stick it as shown in the photo. Make eye indentations with a ball tool.

Step 7

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Roll two small balls of white flower paste and stick them in the eye sockets. Roll out a small amount of black flower paste very thin (as thin as you can without it tearing). Dry that piece from both sides for 1-2 mins. Cut out two circles (I used a 6 mm piping nozzle). Stick them on the eyes.

Use the red paste colour dissolved in a small amount of water to paint the smile (use a fine brush).

Make the eyelashes. You can use food paste colour dissolved in a small amount of water or an edible marker. If you are using an edible marker let the paste dry - it needs to be firm, otherwise you will indent the paste with the tip of the marker.

Step 8

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Roll out the brown paste to about 2 mm. Use the same cutter, which you used to make the face, to cut out a brown circle. Use the scalpel to cut out the hair shape as shown in the photo. Stick it on the head. Texture it with the dresden tool.

Step 9

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Insert a cocktail stick in the body. Roll two 6 mm balls of ivory paste. Roll two sausages. Stick them as shown in the photo.
Roll a 6 mm ball of black flower paste and flatten it. Cut it in half and stick it as shown in the photo.

Step 10

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I made the apple the same way as in the Hedgehog Tutorial - http://crumbavenue.com/tutorials/hedgehog , but I made it smaller (about 8 mm ball). Dust it.

Step 11

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Stick it to the body. You can use a small piece of wire (inserted at an angle) and glue to attach it.

Step 12

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Roll out the paste to about 1 mm. Dry the piece from both sides for about a minute. Cut out a 7 cm circle. Then cut out a 2 cm circle and make two cuts as shown in the photo. Frill the edges with a ball tool (on a foam pad).

Step 13

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You can dust the cape and the head before attaching them. Stick the cape on.
If both the body and head are firm, stick the head to the body. If they are still soft leave them to dry, otherwise the body will sink under the weight of the body.

Step 14

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Stick a little flower to the hood.

You can place the topper on the cake on a piece of sugarpaste (fondant) grass. I textured the green paste with a scalpel (circular moves both ways).