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This dinosaur topper was inspired by an illustration sent over to me by one of my lovely customers :) Thank you Sara for letting me share this design with other cake decorators! :)
small rolling pin
mini palette knife tool
small ball tool
piping nozzle - 3 mm
teardrop cutter - 8 mm (or a similar size round cutter)
round cutter - 3 mm
50/50 FP/SP mix* with CMC**:
blue - 340 g(colours: sky blue + violet)
50/50 FP/SP mix:
cream - 12 g
dark blue - 2 g
white - 3 g (amount depends on the depth of the indentation)
red purple - 4 g (rose + violet + dark brown)
ball grey - 5 mm
light blue - 10 mm ball
violet - 5 g
bright green - 8 mm ball (lemon yellow + a touch of sky blue)
* FP = flower paste = gum paste; SP = sugarpaste = fondant; to make the 50/50 mix, mix similar size pieces of both types of paste f.ex. 20 g of FP and 20 g of SP.
**Keep on adding the CMC until the paste gets thick but you can still roll a smooth ball. Add more to the body and head than to the legs or arms.
12.5 cm (without the hat)
16 cm (with the hat)
Use the mini palette knife to mark vertical lines on the belly. Use the dresden tool to finish the lines from the sides (from the outside, inwards).