round cutters - 10 mm and 13 mm (or similar sizes)
teardrop cutters - 8 mm wide and 60 mm wide (or similar size; or use round cutters)
piping nozzles - 1 mm and 2 mm (or similar sizes; or roll tiny balls)
florist wire #26 (4 x 3 mm pieces)
lollipop sticks x 4 (or use 4-5 mm spacers)
Flower paste (gum paste)*
* You'll find amounts in the 'AMOUNTS' tab.
5 cm x 5 cm (measured without arms and legs)
Flower paste (gum paste):
ivory - 50 g
white - 1 g
black - 1 g
red - small ball
brown - small ball
pink - small ball
yellow - small ball
brown - 6 g
Roll out about 30 g of ivory flower paste to 4-5 mm. I used lolipop sticks as spacers (3 from each side). Leave the piece to dry for about 1-3 mins.
Use a small amount of corn flour underneath the paste (so that it doesn't cling to the board). Cut out squares with a square cutter as shown in the photo (I used a 10 mm cutter). Make sure you press the cutter firmly all the way to the board. Move it around the board a bit as if you were trying to rub the edge of the cutter against the board - that way you will get a clan cut. You can also clean the edges with a smaller square cutter if there's need (press it to the corners).
Cut the sides off leaving a few millimeter margin. Don't pull the knife - press it down all the way to the board. Clean the blade of the knife after each cut.
I cut the corners a bit too, to make them less square.