Thursday, January 28, 2010

Guest Blogger, Kathia From Pink Little Cake

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Kathia

Do you want to make this koala? isn't she cute? Well, be patient, very patient.. and follow me. I actually made this koala bear while Cami was watching an episode of Dora, it was pretty easy and it didn't take too long. And please, forgive my English grammar and my spelling!
Koala Bear Toppers
Adapted from Frances McNaughton's book.

Materials and tools:

Sharp pointed scissors
Exacto knife
Heart cutter
Water
Small flower cutter (optional)
Tweezers ( optional)
Black and white gumpaste ( you can use fondant in you want)
Pink gumpaste ( you can use fondant and what ever color you want)
Brush
A few pieces of dry spaghetti (I recommend using spaghetti because it's food and safer than using toothpicks)

Take a piece of the pink gumpaste for the body, then form it into an egg shape and add a piece of dry spaghetti in the middle for support.

Roll out a small piece of pink gumpaste and cut the heart .



Attach the heart to the tummy using the brush and a little bit of water.

Get another piece of pink gumpaste and divide it into 4 balls. Take 2 of the balls and form each one into a carrot shape to make the legs.

Attach one piece of dry spaghetti into each leg, and attach them to the body using a little water.

Mark the toes with the knife.

Remember, you made 4 balls before? And you already use 2 for the legs. Now take one of the balls and divide it into 2 balls and make smaller carrot shapes for the arms. Attach one piece of spaghetti into each arm. (my koala bear arms somehow look big, yours should be smaller)

Join the arms to the body and mark the fingers(paws?) with the knife.


For the head take a piece of pink gumpaste and form it into a square.(the size should be half of the body). Then take two small pieces of white gumpaste and make two flat ovals shapes for the ears ( see picture).

With the knife make a cut in each side of the head.









Then, stick the ears on the sides of the head pushing in gently . ( use water to attach them)

Snip around the edges of the ears with the scissors.



Mark the mouth with the knife. Make the nose from a black oval shape and the eyes from two tiny balls.

Attach the nose to the face and mark the place where you are going to put the eyes with the back of the brush. ( I do this because I always attach the eyes in the wrong place)

Attach the eyes


And now you have the head.


Attach the head to the body and you will have this cute koala bear. I even added a little flower detail on her head.


Now, you can just play around. I frosted a jumbo cupcake with vanilla frosting...

added some candy ...


Yes, keep looking because koala has a boyfriend or a husband?




I guess they are marry! they have a little koala bear together!
I hope you understood me and if you did, let me know if you would like to see more tutorials like this one. Play around and have a lot of fun making koalas.
Kathia

Thank you, Kathia! You are more than welcome to come back anytime with any tutorial you would like. I love the ears and I do my eyes the exact way :)

I just know my readers will love this post. Thanks again.

Check out Kathia's sweet blog at http://www.pinklittlecake.blogspot.com/
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