I visited Mr Tumble again today…and I hope you’ll agree he is looking a lot better than he did a few days ago!! OK, so he’s missing a few body parts and his clothing but at least he doesn’t have a face that will scare the pants off you…and he is sporting some rather snazzy rainbow socks!!
He does look a bit sweaty too – but that will calm down a bit as he dries off.
I have tried a new technique for making his body as he is rather large – 15cm (6 inches) from base to hair – and would weigh quite a bit if made solely from sugarpaste. So I have tried filling him out with a much lighter-weight, but still edible, material…marshmallows!
These can be cut to shape so that they nestle closely together and then can be bound into position by strips of rolled out sugarpaste. When this all firms up it provides quite a good foundation for ‘dressing’ in appropriate clothing.
That could possibly be tomorrow’s ‘thing’ if nothing else presents itself before then!
The cake is due for delivery on Sunday so I still have plenty of time and I promise you will get to see it all when it is finished!