At least 2 days in advance: Prepare fondant hands, shoes, visor/hat brim and putter. Add 1 teaspoon Gum-Tex? to 12 oz. fondant. Tint 4 oz. gray for putter and putter head, 1 oz. black for handle, 2 oz. skin tone for hands, 1 oz. light gray or dark blue for shoe overlays. Roll out 1/8 in. thick (unless otherwise specified) when needed.
For putter: Cut wooden dowel rod to 10 in. long. Cut a 1 1/2 x 10 x 1/16 in. thick strip of gray fondant; brush back with damp brush, wrap around dowel rod to attach and smooth seam. Cut a 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1/16 in. thick strip of black fondant; brush back with damp brush, wrap around dowel rod to attach for handle and smooth seam. Score lines for texture using edge of spatula. Use pattern to cut 1/4 in. thick putter head. Score lines for grooves; attach with Thinned Fondant Adhesive. Let dry. Brush club head and shaft to handle with Pearl Dust. Attach hand (see below). Let dry on cornstarch-dusted surface.
For hands: Use pattern to cut left hand; reverse pattern and cut right hand. Let 1 hand dry flat on cornstarch-dusted surface. Wrap other hand around prepared putter (thumb on top); attach with damp brush. Let dry. Use Thinned Fondant Adhesive to attach 2 cookie sticks trimmed to 4 in. to the back of each hand, leaving 2 in. extended. Let dry.
For visor brim: Cut using pattern. Set plastic container (5 1/2 to 6 in. diameter) upside down on board; curve fondant around outside; let dry.
For shoes: Use pattern to cut shoe and overlay; reverse pattern and cut 2nd shoe and overlay. Attach overlays to shoes using damp brush. Brush her overlays with Pearl Dust?. Cut eyelet holes using narrow end of tip 5. Let dry. Use Thinned Fondant Adhesive to attach 2 cookie sticks, trimmed to 4 in., to the back of each shoe, leaving 2 in. extended to insert into cake. Let dry.
Bake and cool cake. Trim off ears, eyes and muzzle; use icing to build up leg area to level of tummy. Ice smooth sleeve openings and mouth; outline mouth with tip 4. Pipe tip 5 dot eyes (flatten with finger dipped in cornstarch); pipe tip 4 dot pupils.
Using tip 5, outline waist, her pant cuffs and his cap; outline and fill in shirt collar (pat smooth). Pipe tip 18 zigzag trim on her shorts. Cover face, shirt, pants, her legs, his cap and his ears with tip 16 stars; overpipe noses and his ears for dimension.
For her, outline ears with tip 16 C-motion and pipe tip 16 reverse shell hair.
For him, outline tip 4 hair. Cut and attach a 10 x 1/2 x 1/8 in. thick white fondant strip for her visor base.
Pipe tip 3 bead tongue, outline eyebrows and dot buttons on his shirt. Pipe tip 47 (smooth side up) belt; overpipe tip 5 belt loops and buckle. Insert hands and feet. Pipe tip 18 line for socks; pipe tip 3 outline laces and pull-out dot spikes. Position visor/hat brim.
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I thought it was not at hard as it seemed except for trying to get the facial features done and the shoelaces. The people I made it for loved it as they are golf enthusiasts. I think anyone could tackle this cake and come out on top. Changing the colors to other colors to each person's likes is good as well. I think that perhaps if the golf club were in a different position it might be more likeable also. When I baked the cake, it turned out beautifully, every detail was shown. It was easy to follow the directions too!