Hello all!!! I hope you are all excited about this new tutorial I am bringing today, this little baby is super cuuute and sooo many people has asked me how I made her. You know how much I love working on cute cakes, those are my favorite cakes and the ones that make me feel totally comfortable with, I promise for next year I will try to make things that are out of my comfort zone, I am always great for the idea of trying new things even if they don't make you feel so secure But for now, let me keep on what I love to make: sweet little babies !!! Let's Start !!!
I start with about 70 grms of fondant mix with gumpaste (50/50). If you have checked my previous tutorials, you might know already that I love adding a styrofoam ball inside.
There are important reasons why I do this:
- it cuts the amount of fondant you might use so that makes the head not so heavy
- you can get a more rounded head
- the head can be attached to the internal body support and also glue it, which gives a lot of more stability
Note: check how I do it here on this previous tutorial
I am marking where I would like to place the nose and the mouth so you can have a better idea where it should go. Nose is basically a tiny little piece of fondant in a more oval shape than rounded.
Smooth the nose with the dresden tool and mark nostril with the smallest ball tool
For this topper I wanted a more cuter, sweeter look. You can achieve a different look just by the position of the eyes. Positioning the eyes so far apart, give the look of a more angelical look, too close together eyes give a more goofy look. (looks like that is a good topic to discuss on another tutorial). I am marking the eyes just for you to see it as a reference, you really don't need to do that, unless you feel more comfortable. Two little pieces of fondant to form the eyes, again more oval shape than rounded. Paint the eye lashes using a extra fine brush I use 000 or 5/0
keep adding details for the eyes, making sure to put your pinkie finger somewhere where you can get some support and your hand will not shake that much. If by any chance you mes it up, clean it really quick with clear alcohol or vodka. Using one modeling tool , mark the mouth, you can also use a #12 round piping tip or even just a straw cut in half ( get the idea) Please don't ever stop yourself from making something because you don't have the "Tool", check around and reinvent it with what you have!!!
Put some color on her cheeks, white dots to bring some light to her eyes and cover her head with a piece of fondant, add the ears which should be one bit down from eye level
She is meant to have curly hair, so I rolled a piece of fondant, and pressed it in different parts so it can look waved. Roll some tiny pieces of fondant to make some cute curls to place around her face.
for the puffy piggy tail Roll two pieces of fondant of the same size, cut some lines avoiding one edge, then roll it and separate the pieces a bit to make it look fluffier. Add half toothpick on each side of the head and glue the hair as sort of piggy tails,You can even add some little bows , i added some lemons.
Time for the legs, roll two pieces of fondant, these are about 25 grms each, add some wooden dowels, make sure to leave enough to be inserted inside the cake, Set apart and let dry for a while.
Add the shoes and make the arms. One of the arms is waiving so add a toothpick and let rest for a while.
For the bottom part of the dress, I use a small styrofoam cone, but if you have trouble finding it , you can always use rice krispie treat modeled into a cone.I cover the bottom of the cone, where I will place the legs later. Roll a large piece of fondant and fold it all around the cone so you can get the skirt .
Take a little piece of fondant for the upper body, make sure to press your thumb on the bottom part so it can easily fit on the skirt. Make sure to add some extra details, I am trying to make this tutorial as simple as possible and the pictures a more as a reference.
Bye Bye !!!! Hope you like it
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