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Cherub


Everyone smiles back at the sweet cherubs on your cake! Basic fondant shapes create the body; the wings are heart cut-outs, cut in half, then trimmed with feathered slits. To make 3-D cherubs, make sure you start 2 days ahead of time to allow for drying.
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Step 1
Step 1

Knead in 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex to 8 oz fondant. For wings, roll out white fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut 2 hearts using largest Cut-Out. Cut off left side of heart, starting 1/4 in. to left of center point; repeat for right side. Each wing will be 1/4 in. larger than 1/2 heart size. Cut slits with craft knife and shape into points for feathered effect; let dry on cornstarch-dusted surface.

Step 2
Step 2

Tint 4 oz of white fondant flesh color as shown using copper color or tint to desired shade. Roll 1 3/8 in. ball for head. Insert a 3 in. piece of uncooked spaghetti into ball, leaving 2 in. extended. Attach facial features with damp brush: Attach a 1/8 in. ball for nose. Cut mouth with craft knife and use small end of veining tool from 10-pc. Fondant/Gum paste set to shape open mouth. For eyes, flatten 1/16 in. white balls and attach. Tint a 1/4 in. ball black; roll and attach tiny balls for pupils. For ears, roll 1/8 in. ball of fondant; flatten, cut in half and attach. Tint 1/4 in. ball of fondant rose, shape and attach for tongue. Let heads dry overnight. When head is dry, roll a 2 in. diameter fondant ball and shape into a 2 x 1 1/4 egg; attach body on spaghetti piece extending from head. For legs, roll two 2 x 1/2 in. logs; bend end over 1/2 in. for feet. Score toes using knife tool. Push 2 in. piece of uncooked spaghetti through leg and into body. For diaper, cut a 2 x 1 in. white fondant triangle and attach. Make a hole imprint for belly button with tip of thin modeling stick. Support figure against waxed paper-covered craft block to continue assembling. Tint a 1 in. ball of white fondant Golden yellow for hair. Roll out yellow fondant 1/8 in. thick; cut 1 x 1/16 in. wide strips and wind around spaghetti to shape curls. Carefully slide off and attach to head with thinned fondant adhesive.

Step 3
Step 3

Roll 2 in. x 1/2 in. logs for arms, taper ends and bend to form elbow; bend 3/8 in. for hands and cut fingers with knife. Bend arms in position and attach with thinned fondant adhesive. Support arms with cotton balls or against a waxed paper covered craft block. Attach wings to back of cherub with thinned fondant adhesive; let dry.

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Rose Icing Color

Rose Icing Color

Golden Yellow Icing Color

Golden Yellow Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Black Icing Color

Copper Icing Color

Copper Icing Color ((for light skin tone shown))

Gum-Tex?

Gum-Tex?

cornstarch

cornstarch

Uncooked spagetti

Uncooked spagetti

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Heart Cut-Outs? ((use largest heart))

Discontinued

Craft knife

Craft knife

Waxed paper

Waxed paper

Craft block

Craft block

Cotton Balls

Cotton Balls

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