I made this little guy to go on top of a cake last weekend 🙂
He was surprisingly easy to create and you don’t need any fancy equipment to make him.
(I will preface this tutorial by saying that yes, my hands have food colouring and icing on them and I clearly need a manicure, but sorry – I don’t have the time! Also – all the fondant has been mixed with tylo powder so that it hardens)
Start with mixing your red and yellow colours. I used Americolor’s Red Red and Lemon Yellow for my colours (but any red or yellow will suffice)
Roll out two balls the same size for the legs
Roll the first into a sausage shape
Tap one end on a hard surface to flatten it
Using your finger, press down slightly to make a foot
Gently tap the tops so that they are flat
Make a thick triangle shape for the body
Cut out some thin strips of black
Wrap the first around the lower body (I used a small amount of water to stick it on but you have to be careful with black and red fondant – if you use too much water the colours will run)
Cut your next strip on an angle
Attach across the body
Cut the last strip on an angle and attach on the left side of the body
Roll out some yellow and cut out some stars. You don’t have to use a star cutter – you can just cut out this shape yourself.
Cut the top two points off and attach to the belt
Cut another point off and attach in the middle
Cut the last strip into two pickets
Attach to the bottom strip and then attach the body to the legs. You may need to stand the figurine against something (I used my icing bucket) so that it dries in the correct position.
Roll out two similar sized red balls for the arms
Roll into a sausage, with one end tapered off. Tap the other end on a hard surface to flatten.
Flatten the other end with your finger
Roll out two small yellow balls for the hands. Using a thin paintbrush handle or modelling tool, indent the middle of the ball.
Attach to the arm and indent again if you need to
Attach arms to the body. You may need something underneath the arm so that it dries in position.
Roll out a ball of red for the head and cut out a thin rectangle of yellow for the face.
Attach the face using some water
Make some circular indents at the top of the head using a circle cutter
Draw on the face using an edible marker or some black colouring mixed with a bit of alcohol. I will admit that it took me over 10 tries to get the face right!!!! I wouldn’t have thought that with such a simple face, but I just couldn’t get it even 🙂
Cut out your scarf shape – basically a triangle with a rectangle part at the top (:-) – such a great description!!)
Using a ruler, gently make indents on the scarf
Attach to the face and you have finished 🙂