Elmo wasn't as hard to sculpt as I thought he would be. You have to get the shape of this head just right. It's the shape of a football with soft edges. I learned a new technique for creating fur on figures. I used a Wilton 233 grass tip to create Elmo's fur. It is a much easier technique than using to the pointer tool in the Wilton gumpaste tool kit.
The mixture is as follows:
- Start by making red fondant. I recommend using no-taste red Wilton gel color.
- Add a lot of violet Wilton gel color to it
- Add a quarter sized amount of brown Wilton gel color to it. You will get a dark maroon color at this point.
- Add a lot of teal Wilton gel color to it and a little more violet Wilton gel color if needed.
I will be making a cookie monster next. He is my favorite sesame street character. Me want cookies...lol.
I hope that you all are having a blessed weekend. What are some of your favorite (DIY) techniques to use when it comes to making figures?
Savor the Baking,