Panda Topper

The height of the topper: 10 cm

Panda Topper

Equipment:

- 13 mm ball tool
- 9 mm ball tool
- Small rolling pin
- 6 mm cutter or nozzle
- 2 mm cutter
- 15 mm heart cutter
- round cutter (diameter about 4 cm)
- Cocktail stick

Edibles:

Sugarpaste (with added CMC):
- 92 g white
- 27 g black sugarpaste
- 1 g red

Flower paste:
- 5 mm ball
- 1 g ball

Edible glue

CMC – keep on adding it gradually to the sugarpaste until you're happy with the thickness. The CMC makes the sugarpaste hold its shape and makes it easier for you to model. I add more to the body and head than to the rest of the body parts.

Step 1

Panda Topper

Roll a 30 g ball of white sugarpaste. Form a teardrop shape. Flatten the top slightly. Apply a little amount of glue on a cocktail stick and insert it into the body in rotary motion, all the way down. If the body loses its shape during inserting – reshape it. Use a 9 mm ball tool to make an indentation at the back of the body for the tail.

Step 2

Panda Topper

Roll a 5 g ball of black sugarpaste. Use your little finger to make a narrowing in the centre by rolling the middle part. Flatten the top part of the leg. Create a foot by pinching to create an edge. Repeat this step for the second leg.

Step 3

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Roll a 3 g ball of black sugarpaste. Form a tapering down towards one end sausage. Flatten it slightly. Repeat this step for the second arm.

Step 4

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Stick the legs and the arms to the body as shown in the photo.

Step 5

Panda Topper

Roll an 8 mm ball of black sugarpaste and stick it in the indentation at the back of the body.

Step 6

Panda Topper

Use a 13 mm and a 9 mm ball tool to create indentations as shown in the photo.

Step 7

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Roll two 11 mm balls of black sugarpaste and form teardrop shapes (the exact amount depends on the depth of the created indentations; check the size before sticking the element on). Use your finger to smooth the black sugarpaste in the indentation.

Step 8

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Use a 9 mm ball tool to make indentations for the eyes.

Step 9

Panda Topper

Roll two 6 mm balls of white flower paste (the exact amount depends on the depth of the created indentations; check the size before sticking the element on). Stick them in the previously created indentations and flatten slightly. Roll out a small amount of black flower paste very thin. Use the 6 mm cutter/nozzle to cut out two circles. Stick them on the eyes as shown in the photo.

Step 10

Panda Topper

Roll a 4 g ball of black sugarpaste. Use a 13 mm ball tool to make an indentation as shown in the photo. Stick a 9 mm ball of white sugarpaste in the indentation. Use the ball tool to gradually spread the sugarpaste inside the ear (circular moves). Use a cutter to create a curved cut as shown in the photo. Repeat this step for both ears.

Step 11

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Stick the ears onto the head.

Step 12

Panda Topper

Roll out 1 g of red sugarpaste to about 3 mm thick. Use a heart cutter to cut out a heart shape. I wasn’t happy with the shape so I used my fingers to stretch the heart a little (pressing, smoothing and gentle pulling).

Step 13

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Apply a small amount of glue on the panda’s arms. Stick the heart on. Roll out a small amount of white flower paste to about 1 mm thick. Use a 6 mm nozzle to cut out two circles and use a 2 mm nozzle to cut out 6 circles. Stick them on the panda’s feet as shown in the photo.

Step 14

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