square cutters (14 mm and 20 mm; or use similar sizes)
small heart cutter (14 mm; or use similar size - it needs to fit in the smaller square)
round cutters (sizes I used: 9 mm, 14 mm and a 17 mm)
mini palette knife (or use the back of the knife)
wooden lollipop sticks x 4
brushes (for glue and dusting)
Flower paste* (You'll find the amounts in the 'AMOUNTS' tab)
50/50 FP/SP mix** (You'll find the amounts in the 'AMOUNTS' tab.)
CMC powder (carboxymethyl cellulose) -
Clear alcohol (1-2 drops)
* FP = flower paste = gum paste
**SP = sugarpaste = fondant; FP = flower paste = gum paste; to get a 50/50 FP/SP mix you need to mix equal amounts of FP and SP f.ex. 50 g of FP and 50 g of SP. You don't need to weigh them - just mix similar size pieces.
Instead of the FP/SP mix you can use plain flower paste (gum paste) or modelling paste or sugarpaste (fondant) with CMC.
If you decide to use sugarpaste, add quite a lot of CMC to it - the paste needs to be thick/firm. Add the CMC to the paste shortly before forming the parts. Don't let the paste sit for a long time, otherwise it will get thick dry and crumbly.
10.5 cm x 7.5 cm
50/50 FP/SP mix:
grey - 120 g
red - 2 g
black - 1 g
Add some CMC to 20-30 g of grey FP/SP mix (similar thickness/consistency as the paste for the body). Roll it out to about 11-12 mm thick (the legs need to be flatter than the body).
Press a wooden lollipop stick to the surface as shown in the photo.