Elf cake decoration
- 10g white modelling paste
- 7g green modelling paste
- 5g red modelling paste
- 5g skin tone modelling paste
- Gold ball sprinkles (nonpareil), for the buttons and bell at the end of the hat
- Black ball sprinkles (nonpareil), for the eyes
We can't get over how cute these cheeky little chappies are. Why not make them to help out Santa as a Christmas cake decoration?
They won't take as long as you think and will last well if kept in a breathable box.
This is a handy guide to use to make other people too, simply redesign their clothes, add some hair and leave off those elvish ears!
By Victoria Threader
- Rolling pin
- Water brush
- Sharp or craft knife
- Cocktail stick or pin tool
- Ball tool
- Small soft brush for the cheeks
- 19mm daisy cutter
- Scallop/smile tool or cocktail stick
Step 1For the legs: Using 10g of red and white modelling paste, roll two long thin sausages and twist them together. Once evenly twisted, roll on the counter until you have a smooth stripy sausage. Cut to size (about 6cm) and bend in the centre.
For the shoes: Roll small balls of green modelling paste, pulling one edge to a point, curling it over at the tip. Use a ball tool or the end of a teaspoon handle to make an indent for the shoes.
Step 2Stick the feet to the end of the legs with a brush of water. Lay the legs over a teaspoon, or something similar, so the legs dry in a bend.
For the body: take about 5g of white modelling paste for each body and roll it into a ball. Roll the top to a cone to make a pear shape.
Step 3For the jacket: Roll a strip of green modelling paste wide enough to fit the body, wrap it around and cut to meet at the front.
For the buttons: Put a dot of water where you want them to go and then push the gold sprinkles into the paste. Stick the body to the legs with a brush of water.
Step 4For the ruffle: Cut a daisy from the red modelling paste and stick it to the top of the body. Push a piece of dried spaghetti down onto the body to hold the head on.
Step 5For the arms and hands: Roll a sausage for the arm, cutting diagonally in the centre (so they fit well to the body) and trimming the ends. Bend slightly in the middle and add 3 indents with a cocktail stick in the centre of the arms.
For the hands: Roll small balls of skin tone paste, roll one edge for a wrist, then squash the ball end flat with your finger. Cut a triangle between the thumb and the fingers and then cut 4 fingers with a sharp knife. Roll the ends of the finger between your thumb and forefinger to smooth and even them out.