Funny Couple Figurines

Intermediate
RRP
Standing: $200, In Action: $240

Learn how to make funny couple figurines to be used as cake toppers.

In this tutorial, Serdar shows you how to model funny couple figurines in 4 different positions as well as many different variations for hair, clothing, skin colour, accessories etc.

Downloadable Course Material

If you would like to approximately match the size of the artwork in the tutorial, print the downloadable files at 100% size. If you require your artwork to be smaller or larger, just adjust the print size accordingly.
Funny Couple Figurines Course Material
This PDF document contains blueprints for the couples along with weight measurements as a guide. It also comes with a ready-to-use order form to take funny couple figurine topper orders for your business.

Track
Duration
Part 1
1:48:56
Introduction
6:24
Tools & Materials
6:27
Recipes & Ingredients
5:05
Making Heads
11:03
Making Pants
21:17
Making Jackets & Shirts
28:09
Making Gowns
25:14
Painting the Suits
4:23
Part 2
2:18:33
Introduction (Part 2)
2:34
Short Skirt Bride's Legs
2:26
Making the Brides Shoes
3:56
Pin Stripes
2:50
Making the Shirts
3:35
Making the Sleeves
6:17
Placing the Neck and Shoulders
16:05
Placing the Couples on Bases
3:56
Preparing Neck Connections
6:21
Finishing the Remaining Arms
25:16
Adding the Eyes and Eyebrows
5:13
Making the Hair
38:13
Adding Accessories
18:47
Final Thoughts
1:14
Total Duration
4:07:29

While not everything on this list is absolutely required, these are the things used in this tutorial video. Of course you are welcome to find alternative ways of doing things and we would love to hear if you've discovered an easier method or better tool to achieve good results. Please note that some items may be listed as sets, and it is usually recommended to have full sets, it may not be neccessary. In most cases, only one item from a set is actually used in the tutorial. Please watch the tutorial before purchasing any items to make sure you are not buying anything you don't need.
Tools & Materials
Set of Knives Shop Online
Craft Knife Shop Online
Set of Scissors Shop Online
Modelling Tools Shop Online
Minimum of 8 pieces recommended.
Plastic spoons
Round Cutter Set Shop Online
140mm, 25mm, 20mm
Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Threaded Rod (10mm) Shop Online
10cm
Threaded rod with 10mm diametre (also known as M10).
New plastic comb
Edible Marker Pens Shop Online
Water Spray Bottle
Digital Scale
Preferably with 1 gram increments.
Set of Brushes Shop Online
Round Nozzle Set Shop Online
10mm, 8mm
Powder Shaker Shop Online
Starch
Preferably with small holes.
Rolling Pins Shop Online
Small
Preferably with no scratches or dents.
Wire cutter
Wooden cone
15cm tall, 5cm (diametre) base

Can be made from hard plastic.

Skewers Shop Online
Internal support
Styrofoam Block Shop Online
Silk ribbons
3 x 15cm strips, each with different width (10mm, 6mm, 3mm)
Organza ribbon
15cm long, 5cm wide
6 Mini silk flowers
Craft wire
20cm long, 2mm thickness
Cake pop sticks
Gel Food Colours Shop Online
Black, green, yellow, red, skin
Recipes & Ingredients

Few spoons.

Royal icing is a hard white icing, made from egg white and icing sugar (mix or pure). A little addition of an acidic substance like lemon juice, citric acid or cream of tartar, the texture of the icing can be improved....[read more]

Modelling Paste

Recipe
300g Fondant,
900g Pastillage

Colours
- White
- Ivory
- Baige
- Brown
- Burnt orange
- Blonde
- Skin (fair)
- Skin (toned)
- Skin (dark)

300g (for topper bases)

A thick sugar paste, similar to gum paste, that can be molded into different shapes and forms. When dried, it is hard and brittle. Unlike gum paste, pastillage dries much quicker and stronger. Made with gelatine, water...[read more]

Egg White Wikipedia

For gluing.

Egg white is the common name for the clear liquid (also called the albumen or the glair/glaire) contained within an egg. In chickens it is formed from the layers of secretions of the anterior section of the hen's oviduct during the passage of the egg. It forms around fertilized or unfertilized egg yolks. The primary natural purpose of egg white is to protect the yolk and provide additional nutrition for the growth of the embryo (when fertilized). Egg white consists primarily of about 90% water into which is dissolved 10% proteins (including albumins, mucoproteins, and globulins). Unlike the yolk, which is high in lipids (fats), egg white contains almost no fat, and carbohydrate content is less than 1%. Egg whites contain just over 50% of the protein in the egg. Egg white has many uses in food (e.g. mousse) and also many other uses (e.g. in the preparation of vaccines such as those for influenza).
White Chocolate Wikipedia

For gluing.

Chocolate is a typically sweet, usually brown, food preparation of Theobroma cacao seeds, roasted and ground, often flavored, as with vanilla. It is made in the form of a liquid, paste, or in a block or used as a flavoring ingredient in other sweet foods.

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