Wednesday, November 22, 2006

There's more than one way to skin a cat, or so the saying goes. I'm sure there are other ways to make Thomas' face, but this is my technique. You can find these tools at Hobby Lobby, Joann's, or Michaels. They're also available on

You'll want to aim for the center when forming the nose. So, start with you tool just below where you imagine the center should be.

Lift with finger and carefully form a little hole, insert a small ball of fondant into the hole, then close.

This feels a bit like plastic surgery to me! If you make a mistake, it's pretty simple to fix, but you don't want to crack the fondant... although you'll see that mine has one! Keep the fondant moist while you're working. When you kneaded the fondant the small amount of Crisco should have done the trick, but as you're working on the face, if you feel it begin sticking badly to your hands you may need to add a touch more. Don't go overboard though, you'll end up with a glossy finish if not careful.

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