i saw this picture on this site of a baby shower cake and i just loved the topper on it but im stuck on how to assemble, cut , shape the stork and the blanket . im new to working with gum paste so any info and advice would help!! o and also i use Nickolas lodge recipe for gum paste and love it!
here is the link with the picture:
stork: make a slightly egg shaped ball for the body. taper one end by squashing and shaping to make the neck. round ball for the head - could stick on with edible glue, and/ or use a bit spaghetti/ cocktail stick for extra security.
then cut out shapes (knife, probably just as easy, maybe a rose petal cutter would be a starting point?) for the wings and tails, and again attach with edible glue. and roll out a bit for the beak - although id probably leave attatching it, til you had the blanket sorted! maybe a few spares...
baby: you only really need to worry about the head, just paint/ draw on the details, and add the ears.
blanket: make a ball of gumpaste to act as the body. place in the middle of a square of gumpaste, and gather up the corners. (i imagine you can also just shape a blob of gumpaste to look right, up to you). then do the bow separately, leaving space for the beak to poke through.
i hope that helps, thats just how id do it. if you pm the person that did it, maybe they would get back to you with how they actually did it.