The body needs to be firm so if you are using CMC, make sure you add quite a lot of it. If you don’t add enough CMC the body will sink under the heavy head. Keep on adding the CMC powder until you feel that the paste gets thick, but you can still roll a smooth ball. Roll a 15 g ball of lilac paste. Form a teardrop shaped body. Use a dry, wooden skewer to make a tunnel in the body (rotary motion).