a stencil would be one way - or print what you want then cut it and trace it onto the gumpaste
I have used this to make lots of shapes out of fondant/gumpaste - this is how I did an Elvis silhouette for one of my cakes
I want to make it to look like elmo is holding it....I made two so far and hate them both...
what was wrong with them?
They look stupid lol....
hahaha - good description! Were they sloppy? Or did you not like the style?
I guess both really...I used the clay gun and extruded gumpaste like a rope and then shaped a three, and just looks crappy
How about rolling a long sausage shape and tapering the ends to a slight point then shaping it into a 3 shape.
I've done that before too, but I guess it depends on what style you want it. I really say use the stencil idea and just cut the gumpaste from that - that way it will be exactly the right shape and not sloppy. Good luck!
ok I cut one free hand and I like it thanks