1.

Roll a 15 g ball of yellow flower paste*. Form a teardrop shape. Don’t make the tip too pointy. The body should look like something in between a teardrop and an egg.

* You don’t have to use the same type of paste as me. If you decide to use sugarpaste (fondant) instead of flower paste (gum paste), make sure you add quite a lot of CMC (carboxymethyl cellulose) to it. It will make the paste thicker and speed-up the drying time. That way the body won’t sink under the weight of the head.  

2.

Place it on the board and press from the top as shown in the photo.

3.

Now hold the body from the sides gently and press the wide end to the board to create a flat bottom. That way the cake topper won’t lean to the sides. Leave the body to dry for a while - it needs to be quite firm, before you insert the stick.