Wednesday 16th July 2014
Someone special has a birthday coming up, and as Royal Warrant Holders to the Queen for our almond products, we thought we’d celebrate Prince George’s upcoming birthday by having him modelled out of our soon to launch Colour Flower and Modelling Paste range. A first birthday is a big occasion, and warrants a special cake, so keep your eyes open in the coming week for the ultimate first birthday cake, fit for a Prince.
In the meantime, the masters of modelling, Terry Tang Designer Cakes, show you how to model the royal baby (or any baby, for that matter)…
1. To create Prince George’s shorts, roll out the Renshaw Forget Me Not Blue Flower and Modelling Paste into a sausage, leaving the middle slightly thicker.
2. Fold in half to create a ‘V’ shape with the legs. Shape the middle section to make sure it looks even on both sides.
3. Cut the shorts to the same length. Use your finger and thumb to flare out the bottom ends. For his legs, roll out two sausages of Renshaw Skin Tone Ready to Roll Icing with one end of each rolled slightly thinner. At the thinner end, use your finger and thumb to pinch the paste to create a foot.
4. Use a knife to make the marks for the toes. Taper the ankles by rolling them between your two index fingers. Bend in half to create the knees, and cut in a straight line at the knee.
5. Attach the legs to the shorts with cooled boiled water.
6. To create the body, roll a thick sausage of forget me not blue flower paste and flatten. Cut both ends, but fan out the bottom edge using your index finger and thumb. Roll out the same size shape in Renshaw White Flower and Modelling Paste and cut the bottom edge straight. Attach the base of the white section of the body to the top of the blue section of the body.
7. In the white section of the body, use a ball tool to mark where the neck will fit.
8. For the neck, roll out a small sausage of the skin tone icing and attach to the body using cooled boiled water.
9. Secure his legs and body together with a skewer pushed through the body. Use the end of a paintbrush to add some crease marks in his top.
10. Roll out a small rectangle of hydrangea blue flower paste and attach to the white section of the body for his dungarees. Blend to the bottom blue half with water and your finger.
11. Use a stitching tool to add detail to his clothes.
12. For his collar, roll out a small piece of white flower paste and use a circle cutter. Use a knife to cut the circle in half and attach both pieces to the join of his neck and t-shirt. Add a star using white flower paste.
13. For the face, roll a ball of skin tone icing into an oval shape, then using your two index fingers, mould the piece to create the shape for his cheeks and nose.
14. Add facial features using food colouring paste. Use brown for the eye brows, pink for the lips and cheeks, white for eyes and teeth and blue and black for the eye detail. Attach the head to the neck with cooled boiled water. Use a small craft knife to cut the smile into his face.
15. Attach the head to the neck with cooled boiled water.
16. For the ears, roll two small balls of skin tone icing and use a small ball tool to attach to the sides of the face, in line with the bottom of his eyes, sticking in place using cooled boiled water.
17. For his hair colour, mix Renshaw Teddy Bear Brown Ready to Roll Icing with white flower paste and roll out a thin sausages that come to a point at one end. Wet the top of his head using cooled boiled water and attach the pieces individually.
18. To make his arms, roll out a thin cone using white flower paste, cut the bottom and attach to the arms using cooled boiled water to create the sleeves.
19. Roll the skin tone icing into a small ball, use your finger to flatten the end. Taper and shape the wrist cutting out a small ‘V’ for the thumb and then cut the fingers.
20. Cut the tops of the arms at a slant, and create a bend in the arms. Attach to the sleeves using cooled boiled water.
21. Roll out some forget me not flower paste thinly, and cut into small thin strips for the dungaree strips. Use a stitching tool to add some detail. Stick to the body, hiding the joins of the arms, and cutting at the back. Roll out two small balls of white flower paste for the buttons and add to the dungarees using cooled boiled water.