1.

I made the inside of the topper from styrofoam, because I wanted it to be light.
Place the styrofoam piece flat on the chopping board. Draw an avocado shape on the top surface with a marker. You can use the template provided ('TEMPLATES' tab on top of the page).

With the styrofoam piece laying flat on the board, make multiple straight cuts all around with a serrated knife. Hold the blade at a straight angle to the board all the time. That way you will get straight sides.

Then use the sandpaper wrapped around a smoother to shape and smooth the sides.

STYROFOAM & FOOD SAFETY
  • Cut and smooth the styrofoam away from all edibles.
  • The styrofoam needs to be isolated from the cake (with sugarpaste or foam board).
  • Don’t mix the sugarpaste that touched the styrofoam, with the edibles. Throw it out or put in a labeled bag and use it for non-edible purposes.
  • Don't contaminate edible glue with styrofoam pieces. Use a separate small container (f.ex. take some out on a spoon).
  • Don’t use the same brush (which you used to apply glue on the styrofoam) to apply glue on other edible parts of the cake.
  • Remember to inform the client/recipient of the cake that the topper has styrofoam inside, so it’s not edible (the topper is food safe, but it’s not edible).

2.

This is how the shape looks like from the side at this stage.

3.

Use the sandpaper to round the back.