You will need:
- Light blue Pasta Model (140g)
- Skin tone Pasta Model (85g)
- Green Pasta Model (120g)
- Red Pasta Model (90g)
- Blue Pasta Model (5g)
- White Pasta Model (5g)
- Flower wire
- Saracino skin powder colour
- Modelling tools
- Brushes in various sizes
- Wooden skewers
- Wire cutter
- Saracino edible glue
These are all the tools you will need to create this playful cupid
Use your light blue paste to create a ‘pillow’ shape with rounded edges.
Using your fingers press each side to flatten the ends like shown
Using your sharp knife cut each end in half.
Now use your fingers to model the shape of the character you want. Remember to smooth all the sharp edges to create the legs and arms.
Using a dummy as a base model the Cupid’s arm and leg into shape.
Use your Dresden tool to mark out the shape of the nappy / pants.
Use your ball tool to create dents in the wrists. Now use the Dresden tool to form detail and creases to the tummy, arms and legs.
Using 80g of your skin tone paste roll an oval shape with your hands to create the head.
Roll your finger across the centre to create the top of the head and the nose / mouth area.
Using your fingers gently pinch the paste to create a nose.
Use your small ball tool to create a dent either side of the mouth by pressing gently.
Use your fingers to roll out a neck by rolling carefully. Then use your Dresden tool to mark the mouth.
Use your Dresden tool to mark the left eye giving a cheeky wink! Mark a couple of lines to add character.
Using the other end of your Dresden tool model the right eye.
Use the blunt end of your Dresden tool to create the round eye pressing in at the sides.
Use your scalpel to remove some of the paste from the eye.
Roll a small ball of white modelling paste and insert into the eye socket.
Using skin tone paste roll two small balls to create the ears and attach them to the head by pressing using a ball tool
Use some black model paste to create the pupil, the eyebrow and some locks of hair
Roll two small balls of skin tone paste for your hands.
Flatten each ball slightly. Use your knife to cut the thumbs. Round off and blend using your fingers and Dresden tool.
Roll your green modelling paste thinly. Cut out four 4cm x 4cm squares.
Roll out your blue paste thinly. Using letter cutters create the letters L O V E.
Form a 4cm x 4cm cube from your green paste. With the squares you previously prepared press in the L O V E letter’s.
For the heart shape roll a small ball using red modelling paste.
Use your fingers to roll it into a teardrop shape.
Finish the heart using your Dresden tool.
Repeat this in different sizes to suit the amount of hearts you need for your piece.
Using a little water fix the L O V to the side of your cake. Then position the E on the cube on your board so it reads L O V E.
Fix the cupid to the top of the cake. Use a little glue if required. You can start fixing the hearts where you would like them as well.
Fix the hands using a little water. Now insert a wooden skewer / cocktail stick into the neck ready for the head.
Press the head onto the body at a cute angle. Use your Dresden tool to mark the lines on your cake.
Now for the wings of our cupid. Roll out some of your white paste.
Use your heart shaped cutter to cut out the two wings. You can choose the size you need!
Cut two short lengths of your florist wire. Insert them into each heart wing.
Insert the wings into Cupid’s back in the required position.
Make a small heart with a length of florist wire. Place into the left hand as shown. Now fix your love hearts wherever you like on the cake to give the look you would like.