*Keep on adding the CMC gradually until the paste gets thicker. Add more to the body and the head - they need to be firm, so that they don't sink. Add less to the arms and legs - you want them to hold the shape well, but they can't be very firm since you will need to be able to adjust the shape a little after attaching to the body. As it goes for the hat - add just a little CMC. It needs to be quite soft so that you can modify the shape after you attach it to the head. Add the CMC to the sugarpaste shortly before forming the parts.
Roll an 80 g ball of red sugarpaste. Form a teardrop shaped body. Flatten the top slightly. Apply a little amount of glue on a 9 cm long wooden skewer (bbq stick) and insert it into the body in rotary motion, all the way down. If the body loses its shape during inserting – reshape it.
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