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Rose Fairy Tutorial

Rose Fairy -Cupcakes2Delite
Rose Fairy -Cupcakes2Delite

This petite Rose Fairy was a figurine I made for a specially requested figurine class.

I thought I would share the tutorial with you here in this blog post.

She is a character figurine, so not anatomically perfect but totally sweet in her rose petal dress and rose leaf bodice & boots.

Rose Fairy -Cupcakes2Delite

I hope you have fun trying out this sweet character & let me know how you get on or if you have suggestions for any other tutorials

Rose Fairy -Cupcakes2Delite
Rose Fairy -Cupcakes2Delite
Rose Fairy -Cupcakes2Delite Tutorial 1
Rose Fairy -Cupcakes2Delite Tutorial 1

1. Colour 100g fondant (Premium or Bakels) ivory (no cmc added)

2. Roll out your ivory fondant and cover a 7 inch thick cake board, emboss with stone embossing mat

3. Select stone colour dusting powders

4. I used Rolkem Cappucino and Terracotta

5. Lightly dust first with the lighter colour (Cappuccino)

6. Dust into the grooves & edges of your board with the darker colour (Terracotta)

7. Colour 130g fondant coral or any colour to suit your fairy (add 1.5ml cmc)

8. Push the coral fondant into your rose mould (siliko rose mould).  I pushed a 3cm polystyrene ball into the paste in the mould to make the rose a bit lighter in weight.  You can also create a tree trunk or rock for your fairy to sit on.

9. I used Rolkem Watermelon dust to dust the rose

10. Stick your rose onto your cake board using edible cmc glue or royal icing and have your tools ready to create your fairy.

Colour 140g Zeelandia paste a flesh colour.  Add 3 ml cmc and work in well.

The paste is easier to use if allowed to settle a few hours or overnight.

You will have left over paste but I always mix up more flesh than I need in case I need to re-roll a limb or redo the head.

11. Legs (12g each) roll into 2 x 12g balls

12. Roll each ball into an approx. 8cm tapered sausage

13. Cut off at an angle a small amount of paste from the thin tapered end using a sharp knife

14/16 Roll this tapered end to form the foot and then gently pull up heel.  Using your figure gentle roll the back of the knee

15/17 Fold the leg into a right angle for a sitting figurine and pull out paste to form the knee.

18. Glue the 2 legs in position on your rose

19. Roll 24 g of paste into a ball, then into an elongated teardrop.  From the large rounded ended ease paste to form a kneck

20. Using shaping tools form the bust line (if this fairy is for a child this does not need to be done)

21. Twist a support skewer through the fairy torso from the kneck down and insert the skewer into the rose so that the torso fits onto the fairy’s legs.

22. Dress your fairy using rose petal leaves that have been embossed and edges softened and curled.  Add rose leaf boots

23/24/25. Create the bodice using rose leaves.  Let smaller rose leaves fall over the skirt

26.  Roll 2 x 5g flesh coloured balls into tapered sausages

27. Roll thinner end of tapered sausage to form wrist and hand

28. Cut out thumb and then divide remaining pad into 4 using a sharp knife, roll to round thumb and fingers. Roll out to thin paste at the elbow and gently fold to form the elbow

29/30. Glue arms using edible cmc glue to the fairy torso & dress the shoulders with leaves/straps. Dust the petals and leaves to highlight the edges

I have added the head in this sequence but would recommend making the head first in order for it to dry before adding the eyes and dusting detail.

31. Roll 20g flesh coloured paste into a ball and then gently roll to indent the centre of your ball.  You can also shape the chin at this stage.

32. Indent eyes, nose and cut for the mouth

33. Shape eyeshadow recess and slightly open the mouth

34. Using a balling tool make an indentation either side of the mouth line

35. Using fingers, shapers and small balling tools, shape the lips

36. Using shapers and balling tools, shape the nose and make nostrils

37. Insert small balls of white fondant for the eyeballs.  Cut out 2 irises from fondant using icing nozzles and glue to the white. Do the same but smaller in black for the pupils.  Carefully dust around the irises in black. Dust apricot into the recesses and shape of the nose and lips and eyes. Complete the eye using brown to dust eyeliner and black for a deeper eye line

38. Trim the skewer to size to attach the head and add cmc edible glue to the skewer.  Gently add the head onto the stick making sure not to squash the face.

39. Now the hair and final details can be added to your figurine.

40. Take a step back and admire your beautiful fairy and at this step you are fully entitled to do a little happy dance!


Angela’s Birthday Fairy!

Angela's Birthday Fairy

Angela,s birthday was celebrated in Wacky Wednesday Scrapbooking style a while ago and I made her a delicious chocolate cake iced in layers of vanilla, cappucino and chocolate buttercream which turned out to be quite delicious. The cake needed a little sugar paste tree stump for the little Angela fairy to kneel on and it was fairly easy to make the chocolate sugar paste look like a tree stump with some carving for the bark and for the circles. Angela loves roses and her garden is so beautiful so I added peach and blue roses and flowers around the tree stump. I think I managed to capture a bit of Angela’s spirit in this fairy as she is tall, elegant with a beautifully gentle face and funky dark hair. As she loves blue I chose this whimsical blue for her dress and added little rolled roses to the waist. We have loved getting to know you this past year, Angela, and love the kindness and fun you bring into the class.

Angela's Birthday Fairy

Sunflower Fairy Cake

Sunflower Fairy Cake

Sunflower Fairy Cake

In my previous post I showed off my beautiful Sunflower Fairy in the making for Shaunagh’s 50th birthday in August this year. Here she is again this time neatly perched on a chocolate sunflower cake ready to celebrate Shaunagh’s special day with her.  The cake I made using a sunflower shaped cake pan and then iced the petals in bright buttercream icing and piled Chuckles from Woolworths in the centre. My fairy was inspired by Shaunagh herself who has a beautiful face that always shines with  a hint of mischievousness. The purple blossom in her hair was the finishing touch to show Shaunagh’s love for purple flowers too. As we share the same birthday, we celebrated together at The Memory Shed and were both spoilt with delicious treats and wonderful gifts from our amazing friends. I was delighted to be able to make your birthday a special one Shaunagh and I hope that she reminds you of a brilliant celebration this year.

Sunflower Fairy Cake

Sunflower Fairy Cake

Garden Fairy Cake for Sue’s Birthday!

Green Fairy

Just resting before I have to do the cake thing!

Green Fairy Cake

Doing the Fairy Cake Thing!

We love school holidays on a Wednesday at scrapbooking as we get to see our friends who can’t usually make it as they are dedicated teachers during term time.  Jan’s daughter, Sue, celebrated her birthday last week and we thought we would spoil her a bit with an extra celebration with the Wacky Wednesday Scrappers.  True to all our celebrations we had party packs, presents, plenty coffee, our usual photo shoot and thanks to Grace Stevens’ workshop I was able to make a naughty little lime green fairy for Sue’s birthday cake.  As Sue loves anything pretty, this little fairy was perfect for her cake and as Sue also loves her garden I added her resting on a pink picnic blanket in a garden of flowers.

Green Fairy Cake

Fairy Dreams!

When we did this workshop with Grace, she said to us the inspiration for her fairy came from watching her young daughter resting in this position with her feet up and seeing this little green garden fairy here captures that feeling of not having a care in the world!  I made some over-sized flowers and daisies with pearly centres to add to the garden cake and iced the top of the cake with lime green icing using a grass icing nozzle.  I know you loved your fairy Sue and I hope that every time you look at her she makes you smile and brings a tiny bit of her peace into your life.  We loved celebrating your birthday with you and we are delighted you have a few more Wednesday’s free to scrapbook with us.  May all your fairy wishes come true this year!

Green Fairy Cake

Feeling right at home at the Memory Shed!