Sugar paste puppy:
Here's the inspiration:
- A ball of white fondant/ plastic icing with some tylose powder added to it.
- A small ball (less than pictured) of black fondant with tylose powder added to it.
(The official amount is 1tsp tylose powder per 250g fondant, but I just go by feel. Too little and the paste won't hold it's shape, too much and it becomes hard and cracks easily.)
-You'll also need a scallop tool - AKA a"smiley mouth" tool; a small palette knife, and some tylose glue / water and a paintbrush to apply it.
These are the basic shapes to begin with:
Then slightly elongate the legs by rolling the narrow end of the teardrop in your palm:
Position limbs on the sides of the body. Attach with a little tylose glue / water.
Place a stick of spaghetti in the body to support the head.
Roll out two small balls for ears.
Flatten them, and pinch the ends.
Position on the head - correct positioning is important. Play around with them a bit before attaching with glue, if you are not sure.
Use the small palette knife / the blunt side of a knife to mark the muzzle.
Place the black patch on the face where one eye will be marked, and stick on a little black nose.
Use the scallop tool to mark the closed eyes (the black eye too - you just can't see that in the photo).
Attach the head to the body - use a little glue.
Add a tail and some other details...
I used the stitching tool to make it look more like a toy puppy.
Allow to dry.
Let sleeping dogs lie ; )