This tutorial includes templates which will help you with the sizes and shapes. Click on the 'Templates' button below to download them. 

1.

Roll a smooth 8 g ball of brown flower paste*.

Instead of weighing the paste you can use the template 1 to determine the size of the ball. 

The TEMPLATES will be your size and shape guide. You can download them for free above.

* You don’t have to use the same type of paste as me. I used flower paste (gum paste) because it holds the shape well and dries out fast. I wanted the body to become firm quickly so I could attach the head. If the body is still soft when you attach the head it will sink. If you want to thicken the paste and speed up the drying time, add some CMC.