Round cutter - slightly larger than the llama’s head (I used a 58 mm one)
22 mm x 17 mm (or similar size)
18 mm x 13 mm (or similar size)
Carnation cutter - 25 mm (or similar size; or other flower cutter)
Wooden skewer x 2
Florist wire - #24 (or similar gauge); 3 about 3 cm long pieces
Painting palette (or small containers f.ex. bottle caps)
Styrofoam cake dummy
Flower paste (gum paste):
white - 82 g
ivory - 2 g
black - 1 g
yellow - 4 g
pink - 4 g
blue/teal - 4 g
50/50 FP/SP mix*:
white - 12 g
Black gel (paste) colour
* SP = sugar paste = fondant; FP = flower paste = gum paste. To make the mix, knead same amounts of the SP and FP together. You don’t need to weigh the paste. Just mix similar size pieces. If you mix two types of pastes together you get properties somewhere in between those two.
9.5 cm (with the ears)
Press as shown in the photo (arrow). Hold the other finger straight (right angle to the board) in order to create a flat front of the body.
This is how the body should look like from the side.
This is the view from the front. Leave the body to dry for some time - it needs to get firmer, but it shouldn’t be completely dry. You need to be able to push a wooden skewer through it.