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)
Make eye sockets with a 7 mm (or similar size) ball tool (or bone tool). The indentation should be the same depth as the width of the eye socket. That way the eyes won’t stick above the surface of the face).
Roll two 7 mm balls of black flower paste (gum paste). Stick them in the eye sockets. They shouldn’t stick out above the surface of the face. If they are, take them out and deepen the indentations.
Roll an 8 mm ball of ivory paste. Roll an oval ball. Flatten it. Press between your fingers slightly to create a squared oval. Stick it between the eyes.