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Start with the Wilton Pattern Presses . Then you can check on You Tube for more help.
Is your GUMpaste storebought or homemade? Homemade paste tends to be a bit stiff if you're not careful when making it. Stiff paste dries faster so if you don't work quickly enough, stuff'll crack. Could also be that things aren't thin enough. Strange but true. Do the projects crack while they're being made or while/after drying? If you don't knead throughly so that the paste is SMOOTH, cracking will happen as it dries. How long have you been...
Um...Gruffalo? Is that a giraffe/buffalo hybrid? Is this actually an animal? I'd help you, but    I'm lost!  
clikstix !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=cD4MCJJTICA
Have you checked for leopard print cakes in the galleries here? They're in all different background colors.
[quote=I'm a professionally trained cake designer. My simplest cakes start at $250 and go from there. If you aren't willing to pay for my skill and effort, go someplace else....especially if I've offered to donate my time as long as you pay for supplies. I have bills to pay just like everyone else..[/quote]Sisters. Grrr....What you said.So what's the problem? What you CAN do is tell them that you expect to be swamped ('expect" being the operative word here) that week...
Freeze. When you get home Thursday night, remove from freezer so that by the time you wake on Friday it'll be at a temp you can work with.
Run to the stationery store or hardware and grab a set square.Try that.
I've got the set and I'm not sure a pair'll fit nicely on a cupcake. However, I'd suggest you get the set. This one order'll pay for them! And then you'll have them on hand for other shoe orders. What I've done is make long formers from old gumpaste so I can make a set of soles and put them to dry instead of doing them one-by-one. Saves so much time.
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