You will need:
- Purple Saracino modelling paste mixed with white paste to make a pastel colour
- Red Saracino modelling paste
- White and pink powder colour
- Black Saracino modelling paste
- Cake and board covered with white Saracino Pasta Top sugar paste
- Rolling pin
- Modelling tools including Dresden tool
- Heart cookie cutters
- Brushes for edible dust colours
Roll a 35g ball of the pastel purple Saracino modelling paste for the body of the goblin.
Roll the ball into a longer shape like shown in the picture (around 5cm long).
Press it down with the palm of your hand to flatten it so you can easily attach it to the surface of the cake.
Hold the shape with one hand and press from both sides at the bottom of the shape making space for attaching legs. Put aside to dry.
For the legs we will need 2 x 18g balls of the same colour Saracino modelling paste.
Roll one ball into a longer sausage shape.
Roll one end of sausage shape to make it thinner.
Bend the thicker part for the foot.
Shape it with your fingers like in the picture for a natural look for the foot.
Make a deep indent under the foot with your Dresden tool.
Using your fingers roll the tip of the foot to make it sharp and bend it a bit.
Attach the body and legs with water or edible glue to the cake.
For the arms you will need 2 x18g balls of purple modelling paste.
Roll two sausage shapes the same length.
Roll one end of the sausage thinner leaving thicker part for palm of the hand
Flatten the thicker part so you can cut and shape fingers.
For the thumb cut a piece as shown in the picture.
Cut to make 3 fingers. Shape fingers and palm of the hand using Dresden tool and your fingers. Repeat the same steps for the other hand.
For the heart roll a ball of 20g red Saracino modelling paste.
Roll the ball with a small rolling pin to approximately 0.4cm thick.
Cut a petal shape, you can use a heart cutter if you have the right size, for this I needed a special size so I used a petal cutter instead.
Cut a little triangle on top of the shape.
Blend the edges and shape it to look like a heart.
Attach the arms to the body holding the heart. Use a sharp tool to form a belly button.
For attaching the head to the cake cut a short piece of wooden skewer and insert it into the cake where the head will be attached.
For the head roll a ball of 70g Saracino purple modelling paste.
Shape the head to 5cm height with 6.5cm width at the bottom and 3cm width at the top. For the mouth and chin press an indent with your finger approximately 2cm wide.
Roll a 1cm size ball for the nose, shape and attach to the face.
Start shaping the lips and nose using your Dresden tool.
Using the back of your finger press across the face where the eyes will be to form the forehead shape.
With your Dresden tool make incisions where the eyes start and finish.
Each eye is approximately 2cm wide with a 1.5cm gap between them. We want each eye 1cm tall at it’s tallest part.
Once you have shaped the eyes cut out the residue from inside of them. Smooth the surface inside the eyes with your Dresden tool.
For the eyes you will need to roll two balls of the same size using the black Saracino paste.
Roll the balls into teardrop shapes. Using your Dresden tool shape them into the eye sockets. Form the wrinkles around the eyes with your Dresden tool. Shape the lower eye lids.
To give expression use your finger to press down the top of the eye as shown in the picture. We want to achieve a sad expression.
For the ears you will need 2 x 15g balls of purple Saracino modelling paste.
Roll the balls with a rolling pin to make two flat oval shapes.
Using your Dresden tool model the ears and attach them to the head. Dust the face using pink edible dust colour and a soft brush as you can see in picture. Use your Dresden tool to give the face more feature and character.
Mix a small amount of the white powder colour with water. Using a very fine brush paint highlights to the eyes.
Dust the body with the same pink edible dust as we used in step 38.
Attach the head to the body and the cake.
Roll and cut out two different sizes of hearts as desired for the cake and dust them with the edible dust colour. Set aside to dry. Now roll two small pieces for the tiny horns that will go on his head.
Attach the hearts on the cake as shown. Attach the horns with a little glue or water on to the top of his head.
Stick the double sided tape around the edge of the board.
Stick pastel purple colour satin ribbon around the cake board. All done!
Happy Valentines day!