4.

This is how the shape looks like from the side.

5.

Add about 1/6 of a teaspoon* of CMC to 80 g of light yellow sugarpaste. Knead it well. Roll it out to about 5-6 mm. Place it on a piece of greaseproof paper so that the nice (smooth) side is touching the greaseproof paper (this will be the visible side so you don’t want cracks on it).

Apply a thin coat of piping gel on the flat side of the styrofoam**. Place it on the rolled out paste. Press gently.

*The paste you are using might require a different amount of CMC. Keep on adding it until the paste starts to become a little thicker. I always add the CMC shortly before rolling out/shaping the paste. If the paste is too soft (no CMC) it might be difficult to get clean/straight edges and a smooth surface. It will also take a long time for the paste to dry - it might get easily indented and you will have to wait long f.ex. with drawing the smile.

**If the surface of the styrofoam has holes, fill them with pieces of sugarpaste. If you leave them they might show through the sugarpaste (the surface won’t be smooth).

6.

Cut off the excess paste. Hold the scalpel\knife at a straight angle to the board all the time.