teardrop cutters: 40 mm x 30 mm; 15 mm x 11 mm (or similar size)
wooden skewer (bbq stick)
styrofoam cake dummy (covered with cling film)
Flower paste (gum paste)*
50/50 flower paste / sugarpaste mix**
*You'll find the amounts in the 'AMOUNTS' tab.
**50/50 mix = half/half = f.ex. 50 g of flower paste mixed with 50 g of sugarpaste
*** I added the CMC only to the black sugarpaste/flower paste mix. Keep on adding the CMC gradually, until the paste gets thick, but you can still roll a smooth ball. The body and the head need to be firm before you attach the head to the body. If they are too soft, they will start sinking.
red - 16 g
Flower paste (gum paste):
blue - 1 g
yellow - 1 g
green - 1 g
50/50 flower paste / sugarpaste mix:
black - 92 g (with CMC)
white - 12 g
Stick the leaves on with a small amount of glue. Roll three 2 mm balls of red paste and stick them in the middle of the leaves (you might find flower paste better for making such tiny balls).
Once the topper is dry, dust it :)