Cake Project Guides

Cool Dude Cake Project Guide - 7

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: FMM Cool Dude Tappit, FMM Superhero Cutter Set, FMM Essential Shapes, FMM Geometric Shapes, FMM Art Deco Uppercase Letters, FMM Wow Cutter, FMM Dab-a-Dust (if required), FMM Knife & Scriber Tool, Non Stick Mat & Non Stick Rolling Pin. White, Blue, Pink, Yellow, Orange, Black and Purple Modelling Paste, Water & Paintbrush (edible glue if you prefer), 2 tier 5” x 5” and 7” x 5” cake & 10” cake board covered in white fondant edged with yellow ribbon. White ribbon on bottom of top tier. Black, Blue & Red Edible Pens, Various colour edible dusts, White edible paint, Royal Icing.

Hints & Tips:

  • Always read the project sheet in full before starting the cake!
  • To make modelling paste, add a little tylo to your fondant.
  • Allow the modelling paste shapes to sit and firm up for a short time before attaching to the cake.
  • If the modelling paste is sticking to your tools or mat use the FMM Dab-a-Dust for dusting with either cornflour or icing sugar.
  • Be very careful when steaming decorations not to burn yourself.

Online video tutorial for the Cool Dude can be found here https://youtu.be/2VHE1MpGfms

Do you love the Emoji's? Learn how to make them here https://youtu.be/ps8bD6N7CQI

To Make the Large Wow, Small Wow and Clouds (prepare 24 hours in advance)

Roll out white modelling paste and cut out 1 large Wow bursts. Roll the paste out again using the Superhero cutter cut out 2 wow bursts and 3 clouds. Allow 24 hours to dry.

To Make the Cool Dude Decorations

Roll out various colours of the modelling paste and cut out 1 hand controller, scooter, skateboard and cap. Cut out 2 trainers. Remove the top section of 1 trainer to make it look like a small trainer using the FMM Knife & Scriber Tool.

To Make the Expressions

Roll out yellow modelling paste and cut out 3 circles. Roll out black modelling paste and cut out 2 small circles and oval shapes using the essential shapes tappit. Cut out a circle and cut in to it again to make smiles. Cut out small ovals to make tears and a tongue. Or you can create your own expressions. Allow the decorations to dry.

Dust the Wow’s & Clouds

Once the decorations are completely dry dust the wow’s and clouds with edible dust and a dry paintbrush. Set the colours by waiving the decorations of steam. Be careful not to touch the colours when damp otherwise they will smudge. Be careful not to burn yourself on the steam. Sit to one side to dry off a little.

Inscription

Roll out purple modelling paste and cut out the inscription of your choice using the FMM Art Deco uppercase tappit set.

Cool Dude & Impression Decorations

Attach the decorations to the dusted wow’s and clouds with water. Add some colour to the dry trainer decorations using the edible pens. Attach the eyes, smiles etc to the yellow circles to make the impressions. Use the black edible pen to add eyebrows, etc (this can only be done once dry). Paint white dots on the eyes to reflect light. Refer to photograph.

Assembling the Cake – Attach all decorations with water or edible glue

Starting at the top slightly to the left attach the large wow/hand controller decoration. Follow the sequence in the photograph as you move down the cake. Attach the decorations with water or royal icing.

Finally secure the inscription on the cake board with water.

The cake is complete!

No Drama Llama Cake Project Guide - 6

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: FMM Mummy & Baby Llama Set, FMM Geometrics Set, FMM Essential Shapes, FMM Magical Alphabet & Numbers Uppercase, FMM Straight Frill 9-12, FMM Dab-a-Dust (if required), FMM Large Piping Bag, FMM Large Piping Nozzle, Non Stick Mat & Non Stick Rolling Pin, Brown, White, Red, Blue, Orange, Green, & Yellow Modelling Paste, Water & Paintbrush (edible glue if you prefer), 1 tier 6” x 7” cake covered in light blue fondant. 10” cake board covered in light blue fondant edged with green and cream ribbon. Edible Pens: Black, Blue, Green, Red, Orange, Yellow & Blue, Royal Icing & Lolly Stick, Kitchen Knife (small), 3 Cupcakes, Buttercream.

Hints & Tips:

· Always read the project sheet in full before starting the cake!

· To make modelling paste, add a little tylo to your fondant.

· Allow the modelling paste shapes to sit and firm up for a short time before attaching to the cake.

· If the modelling paste is sticking to your tools or mat use the FMM Dab-a-Dust for dusting with either cornflour or icing sugar.

· Refer to cake picture for reference as you are decorating the cake.

Online video tutorial link: https://youtu.be/-w6mUUdHebc

To Make the Mummy Llamas

1. Roll out brown and white modelling paste. Cut out a large Llama in each colour. Turn 1 of them over and smooth the edged with your finger. Cut out a white and brown small rectangle for each llama to make a rug for their backs. Roll out blue, yellow, orange and red modelling paste and make stripes to decorate to the rugs. Attach the stripe to the rectangles and then attach the rugs to the Llama’s backs with water. Place the decorations to one side.

To Make the Cake & Cupcake Toppers (prepare 24 hours in advance)

2. Roll out brown modelling paste. Cut out 2 brown and white circles using the largest circle from the geometric set. Cut out 2 small white and brown Llama’s. Make a small stripy rug as above and attach to the circle with water. Allow to dry completely (at least 24 hours).

To Make the Circles

3. Roll out green, red, orange, blue and yellow modelling paste. Cut out circles in each colour using the second largest circle with the circle tappit from the essential shapes set. Place the decorations to one side.

To Make the Straight Edge Decoration

4. Roll out red modelling paste in a strip. Cut a straight edge down one side using your knife, this will be placed at the bottom of the cake. Cut out a straight edge frill for the bottom of the cake. See photo for the straight edge frill design used. Place to one side.

To Make the Inscription

5. Roll out orange, yellow, blue, red and green modelling paste. Use the magical letter set to cut out the inscription ‘Best Wishes’ in alternating colours. Place to one side.

Assembling the Cake

6. Attach the large Llamas facing each other on the front centre of the cake.

7. Attach the circles to the top of the cake with water in alternating colours.

8. Secure the straight edge to the bottom of the cake with water.

9. Attach the inscription to the cake board with water. Alternating the colours.

10. Once the Llama’s are completely dry use the edible pens to draw on a face, reins, feet and dots around the rugs on the large and small Llamas

11. Attach the circle decoration to the top of the cake by securing to a lolly stick with royal icing to support it.

Assembling the Cupcakes

12. Pipe a buttercream swirl on top of each cupcake.

13. Stand the cupcake toppers on each cupcake, using the buttercream to secure them in place.

Circus Themed Cake Project Guide - 5

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: FMM Decorative Bunting Tappit, FMM Carnival Font Uppercase, FMM Gift Tag Set (Decorative Strips only), FMM Mummy & Baby Hippopotamus, Elephant & Monkey Cutter Sets (Mummy Only), FMM Essential Shapes, FMM Star Cutters, FMM Geometric Set, FMM Multi-Ribbon Cutter, 8 cm round circle cutter, FMM Knife & Scriber tool, FMM Dab-a-Dust (if required), Non Stick Mat & Non Stick Rolling Pin, White, Red, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Green, Brown & Cream Modelling Paste, Water & Paintbrush or Edible glue if you prefer. 2 tier cake: Top Tier - 5” x 5” covered in white fondant. Bottom Tier - 7” x 5” covered in blue fondant. 10” Cake board covered in white. Cakes stacked and dowelled. Pink Edible Dust, Black Edible Pen, Royal Icing, Paper Lolly Sticks, Kitchen Knife, Edible White Paint.

FMM Products can be purchased from https://www.fmmsugarcraft.com

Hints & Tips:

· Always read the project sheet in full before starting the cake!

· To make modelling paste, add a little tylo to your fondant.

· Allow the modelling paste shapes to sit and firm up for a short time before attaching to the cake.

· If the modelling paste is sticking to your tools or mat use the FMM Dab-a-Dust for dusting with either cornflour or icing sugar.

You can view my step by step video tutorial to make my Circus Themed Cake here Circus Cake Tutorial

To Make the Elephant, Lion & Monkey – Prepare 24 hours in advance

ELEPHANT: Roll out green, grey, yellow and blue modelling paste. Cut out a 2.5 cm circle (Geometric Set) with the green modelling paste and a small star using the yellow paste. Cut out 1 large elephant in grey modelling paste and cut out a large ear with the blue modelling paste. Secure the ear to the elephant with water and then secure the star to the circle with water

too. Place to one side and allow it to dry.

MONKEY:Roll out brown, cream and red modelling paste. Cut out a large monkey from the brown paste. Cut out a cream face and cut out an oval shape using the 4thlargest oval on the FMM Essential Tappit. Cut out a small and large red bow using the bows on the gift tag decorative strips. Assemble the monkey securing the decorations with water. Refer to photograph for placement of bows. Roll out green and yellow modelling paste and make the monkey a ball just as we did previously.

LION: Roll orange, yellow (light and dark) and blue modelling paste. Cut out a orange 6 cm circle (geometric set) this will be the lions mane. Cut out a yellow body and head in the darker yellow using the FMM Mummy & Baby Hippopotamus Set. Cut out 2 lighter yellow circles using the 3rdlargest circle on the FMM Essential shapes tappit set. Use a ball tool to add some shape to the centre of the lions ears. Use a modelling tool to emboss lines on the lions mane (refer to photo). Assemble mane, head and body of the lion with water. Attach the 2 small circles to the lions face with water and emboss some dots on each circle. Make a small nose with orange modelling paste. Make a tail with a thin sausage of modelling paste and make a teardrop shape for the end of the tail. Emboss with lines. Cut out a large blue bow with the decorating strip and attach with water just under the lions face. Cut out the second smallest circle with the essential shapes tappit. Cut it in half and attach to the lion and emboss some lines to represent the lions feet. Refer to photo. Place to one side and allow it to dry.

Decorations

BOTTOM TIER: Roll out yellow modelling paste and cut out 28 circles using the 2ndsmallest circle on the essential shapes tappit. Place them to one side. Roll out red modelling paste and cut out 10 4 cm circles (geometric set) place to one side. Roll out red modelling paste and cut out 26 large triangles using the FMM Decorative bunting set. Place them to one side.

TOP TIER: Roll out red modelling paste cut out 7 3 cm strips of paste the same height as the top tier of the cake. Roll out white modelling paste and cut out 7 3 cm strips the height of the cake. Place to one side to firm up a little. Roll out blue modelling paste and cut out a large square 9 cms wide and also the height of the top tier of the cake. Place to one side to dry off a little.

Roll out white modelling paste and cut out an 8 cm round circle. Cut the circle in to quarters. Place 2 quarters at the top of the blue 9 cm shape we cut out above. These are the circus tent curtains. The round edges should face downwards. Refer to the photograph of the front of the tent.

Cut out a red 8 cm circle. Cut it in half and then use the circle cutter to cut in to the semi circles. This is to make red semi circle shapes. These are for the curtains on the front of the cake. Refer to the photograph.

Cut out a white strip of paste and using the kitchen knife cut out 2 long thin triangle shapes. These are for the curtains too. The red strips above and these triangles are being used to make the curtains looked like they are tied back. Refer to the photograph.

Roll out blue modelling paste and cut out 11 large fans using the FMM Decorative Bunting Tappit, place to one side. Roll out yellow modelling paste and cut out 2 small tassels and 11 small fans using the FMM Decorative Bunting Tappit. Attach the small yellow fans to the large yellow fans with water. Place to one side.

Roll out blue modelling paste and cut out a 6 cm circle for the top of the cake. Place to one side.

BUNTING TOPPER: Cut out lots of different coloured bunting using the bunting shapes on the top of the cake. Refer to photo. You will need 14 sets of 2 in the same colour as each flag on the bunting topper requires 2 pieces in the same colour and shape.

INSCRIPTION: Cut out an inscription of your choice using the FMM Carnival Tappit Font. Mine says ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY’.

Assemble The Top Tier

Assemble The Top Tier

The Cake Topper

Assemble the Top Tier

Start in the centre of the top tier. Attach the blue 9cm shape with water. Attach the quarter circles made for the curtains with water too. Attach a red stripe each side of the blue shape, then a white stripe each side. All stripes are attached with water. Continue the red and white stripes all the way round attaching from side to side meeting in the middle at the back.

Attach the blue and yellow fans with water to the top of the top tier of the cake. Starting in the centre of the cake and working from side to side.

Attach the red strips made from the semi circles and the thin white triangular shapes with water on each side of the blue shape. The curtains will now look like they are tied back. Attach a small tassle each side over the join for the tied back curtains.

Draw some eyes and eyebrows on the lion with the edible pen and give it some pink cheeks using the edible dust and a dry paintbrush. Attach to the centre of the blue shape on the top tier of the cake with water. REMEMBER YOUR LION MUST BE DRY!

Assemble the Bottom Tier

Start in the centre of the bottom tier. Attach the large triangle bunting to the top of the bottom tier face down. Attach one at the bottom facing upwards and then place a square shape in the centre. Refer to photograph. Attach a yellow circle between the 3 shapes. Repeat this pattern all the way round the bottom tier. Remember to work each side one at a time and finish in the centre at the back of the cake!

Draw an eye and eyebrow on the elephant with edible pen and just as we did above give the elephant a rosy pink cheek using the edible dust. Attach the elephant to the bottom tier of the cake slightly to the right hand side. Attach the ball on the elephant’s trunk with water too.

Attach the inscription on the cake board attaching with water.

Assemble the Cake Topper

Attach the 6 cm circle to the top centre of the cake with water. Push a paper lolly stick through the centre. Leave plenty of height to attach the monkey! Place a lolly stick in each side of the top tier of the cake. Refer to photograph. Use white cotton to make bunting string between the lolly sticks. Make sure the cotton has a good tension. It should not be floppy. Place a yellow ball of modelling paste at the top of each pole, securing the cotton inside the ball.

Wet the back bunting shapes. Remember you need 2 of the same shape and colour for each flag. Once the shapes are sticky secure them together each side of the cotton. Hold them until you are confident they are secure.

Draw a face on the monkey with the edible pen and don’t forget the pink cheeks as we did on the lion and monkey. Attach the monkey to the lolly stick on the top tier with royal icing then secure the green star ball to the foot.

Add some white dots to the eyes with the white edible paint to the animals eyes.

Your cake is now complete!

Happy Birthday Cake Project Guide - 4

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: FMM Happy Birthday Cutter, FMM Child’s Play Tappit, FMM Art Deco, Uppercase Letters, FMM Knife & Scriber Tool, FMM Dab-a-Dust if required, Non Stick Mat & Non Stick Rolling Pin. Pink, Orange, Blue, Green & Yellow Modelling Paste, White Fondant, Water & Paintbrush (edible glue if you prefer), Sugarcraft Gun & Disc with medium hole, 6” x 7” 1 tier cake covered in white fondant, board covered in pink fondant and white ribbon. Candle, Sugarcraft Gun, Edible black pen.

Hints & Tips:

  1. · Always read the project sheet in full before starting the cake!
  2. · To make modelling paste, add a little tylo to your fondant.
  3. · Allow the modelling paste shapes to sit and firm up for a short time before attaching to the cake.
  4. · If the modelling paste is sticking to the tools or mat use the FMM Dab-a-Dust for dusting with either cornflour or icing sugar.

You can view the video tutorial here Happy Birthday Cake Plaque

1. Roll out green modelling paste. Place the Happy Birthday inscription cutter on top and cut. Place to one side to dry off a little.

2. Roll out pink modelling paste and cut out a 9” wobbly edged circle using the knife and scriber tool. Wet the top of the cake and stick the pink modelling paste on top. Smooth the sides and secure with a little water.

3. Make small threads of modelling paste in different colours to resemble hundreds and thousands. Secure to the top of the cake with water.

4. Roll out each colour of modelling paste and cut out balloons using the Child’s Play Tappit. Leave to one side to dry a little.

5. Roll out white fondant. Place the Happy Birthday Cutter on top and cut round it using the knife and scriber tool. Stick the Happy Birthday inscription on top with water. Place to one side to dry off a little.

6. Roll out brown modelling paste. Using the Art Deco Letters cut out the inscription for the board. Secure to the board with water.

7. Attach the plaque to the cake with water in the front centre.

8. Extrude a string of blue paste from the Sugarcraft gun and secure it around the edge of the plaque with water.

9. Attach the balloons around the plaque with water. Draw small strings from the balloons using the black edible pen.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN WITCH CAKE PROJECT GUIDE - 3

Happy Halloween! We have created a gorgeous Witch Themed Halloween Cake for you to make with our easy to follow tutorial.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Cake Boss Equipment - Flour Sifter with icing sugar in, Fondant Cutter, 20” Rolling Pin, Red Rolling Pin Guides, 9” Rolling Pin with Blue Guides, Fondant Smoother, Star Cutter from the 6 Piece Linzer Cutters, Silicone Prep Mat, Knife Tool and Small Modeling Pick from the Decorating Tool Kit and 9” Cake Lifter. Non Cake Boss Equipment used – 10” round cake drum, halloween mould, 7” round cake baked and ready to cover with fondant, fondant colour purple. Modeling paste colours blue, black, white, orange, green, brown, flesh & beige. Black satin ribbon.

Hints & Tips:

  1. · Always read the project sheet in full before starting the cake!
  2. · To make modelling paste, add a little tylo to your fondant.
  3. · Allow the modelling paste shapes to sit and firm up for a short time before attaching to the cake.
  4. · If the modelling paste is sticking to the tools or mat use the FMM Dab-a-Dust for dusting with either cornflour or icing sugar.

You can view the video tutorial here Happy Halloween Witch Cake

Cover The Cake

Lift your cake using your cake lifter and place in the centre of your cake drum. Dust your work surface with icing sugar from your flour sifter and roll out your purple fondant using your 20” rolling pin with the red guides.

Smooth the top of your fondant with your cake smoother.

Cover your cake with the fondant and then trim off the excess with your fondant cutter.

Smooth the sides and top of your cake with your fondant smoother. Then cover your cake board if desired.

Make The Halloween Witch Cake Topper

Use your coloured modeling paste to make a witch cake topper. Make a head, body, arms, hands, legs, hat and shoes. Secure together with water or edible glue. See photograph for reference.

Tip: You may want to use a lolly stick for support in your model and to secure the head in place.


Roll out a thin sausage of orange modeling paste and twist it round your small modeling pick to make ringlets of hair for your witch.


Make a broom with your modeling paste. Use your knife tool to make bristles in your broom head.

Side Decorations

Roll out your green and orange modeling paste with your 9” rolling pin and the blue guides. Cut out stars with your cutter.

Attach the decorations to the side of your cake with a little water. We also made some bats and ghosts with our Halloween mould. Assemble your witch on top of your cake using water or edible glue to attach the arms and legs. Dress your cake and board with your black ribbon.

BABY SHOWER CAKE PROJECT GUIDE - 2

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: FMM Cot Cutter Set, FMM Gift Tag, FMM It’s a Girl Cutter, FMM Knife & Scriber tool, Non Stick Mat & Non Stick Rolling Pin, White, Green & Pink Modelling Paste, White Flower Paste/Gum Paste, Water & Paintbrush (edible glue if you prefer), White ribbon around the bottom of the bottom tier. 5” Scalloped Edge Round Circle Cutter, Royal Icing.

CAKE: 2 tier 6” x 5” and 8” x 5” cake & 11” cake board covered in white fondant edged with pink ribbon. Pink ribbon around the bottom of the top tier.

Hints & Tips:

  1. · Always read the project sheet in full before starting the cake!
  2. · To make modelling paste, add a little tylo to your fondant.
  3. · Allow the modelling paste shapes to sit and firm up for a short time before attaching to the cake.
  4. · If the modelling paste is sticking to the tools or mat use the FMM Dab-a-Dust for dusting with either cornflour or icing sugar.

Be very careful when steaming decorations not to burn yourself.

You can view the video tutorial here How to Make a Fondant Cot

To Make the Cot (Prepare 48 Hours in Advance)

1. Roll out the white flower paste/gum paste. Cut out the cot panels and leave to dry for 24 hours.

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To Make the Roses

2. Roll out pink modelling paste and cut out 21 large roses and 3 small roses using the decorating strips from the FMM Gift Tag Cutter set. Roll out white modelling paste and cut out 1 small white rose using the small decorating strip. Sit to one side to dry off a little.

To Make the Rose Leaves

3. Roll out green modelling paste and cut out 5 small leaves and 32 large leaves using the decorating strip. Pinch the bottom of each leaf to give it shape. Sit to one side to dry off a little.

To Make the It’s a Girl Inscription

4. Roll out pink modelling paste and cut out the inscription using the It’s a Girl Cutter. Sit to one side to dry off a little.

To Make the Pink Circle

5. Roll out pink modelling paste and cut out a 5” scalloped edged round circle. Using the pointed end of FMM Knife & Scriber tool push small holes in to each scallop (refer to photograph).

To Make the Cot Bedding

6. Roll out white modelling paste 5 mm thick. Using the Knife & Scriber tool cut out a rectangle smaller than the cot base to fit in the cot like a cot mattress. Roll out white modelling paste 2mm thick, using the FMM Knife & Scriber tool cut out a rectangle shape to make a blanket to fit inside the cot. Roll out pink modelling paste 5 mm thick, using the FMM Knife & Scriber tool cut out a small rectangle shape to make a pillow.

Assembling the Cake

7. Secure the pink circle to the top of the cake with water or edible glue.

8. Using water or edible glue attach the roses and leaves around the bottom tier of the cake, spacing them evenly. Note some roses have 2 leaves and some just 1. Refer to photograph.

9. Attach the It’s a Girl inscription on the front of the top tier with water or edible glue.

10.Decorate the cot blanket with the small pink roses and green leaves. Decorate the cot pillow with the white rose and green leaf. Place the mattress in the cot, cover with the cot blanket and place the cot pillow at the top end of the cot.

11.Secure the assembled cot to the top of the cake with royal icing.

FMM FLUFFY CLOUD PROJECT GUIDE - 1

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: FMM Fluffy Clouds, FMM Essential Shapes Tappits, FMM Chunky Funky, FMM Smoother, FMM Blossom Set of 3 & Ejector, FMM Flute & Vein Tool, FMM Knife & Scriber Tool, Non Stick Mat & Non Stick Rolling Pin, Red, Yellow, Pink, Green (couple of different shades), Purple, Orange, Blue, Brown & White Modeling Paste, Water & Paintbrush, Rainbow Dust Edible Pen - Black

CAKE: 1 Tier Cake and Board Covered in Light Blue Fondant

HINTS & TIPS

  1. Always read the project sheet in full before starting your cake!
  2. To make your own modelling paste, add a little tylo to your fondant.
  3. Allow your modelling paste shapes to sit and firm up for a short time before attaching to your cake.
  4. If your modelling paste is sticking to your tools or mat use your FMM Dab-a-Dust.


You can view the video tutorial here Fluffy Clouds & More!

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Cut out various cloud shapes in different shades of green. Cut all the bottoms of the clouds so they have a flat edge with the FMM Knife and Scriber Tool. Place 2 on the work mat. Overlap cloud 2 on cloud 1. Place the cutter for cloud 2 over the top of cloud 2 and cut in to cloud 1 below it. Remove any excess paste. Cloud 1 will now fit neatly in to cloud 2 like a jigsaw puzzle. Continue this with the clouds until there is enough to cover the bottom tier of the cake in shrubs. Attach them to the cake with water.

2. Cut out 1 white cloud using cloud cutter number 4 and attach with water on the front centre of the cake to make a sheep.

3. Cut out a large oval shape using the Essential Shapes Tappits with black modelling paste and attach to the sheep’s body. Cut out 2 of the smallest oval shapes with the Essential Shapes Tappit and attach to the sheep’s head with water for eyes. Roll 2 small balls of paste and attach with water on top of the eyes to make pupils. Roll 2 small pieces of black modeling paste for legs and 2 more for the sheeps ears. Attach with water.

4. Cut out 2 green clouds using cloud cutter number 4. Attach them to the cake with water halfway up your cake.

5. Make 2 tree stumps with brown modelling paste. Use the FMM Knife & Scriber tool to emboss the tree trunks. Attach to the cake with water.

6. Cut out clouds in the shapes of your choice with white modeling paste and attach to the cake with water.

7. Cut out 2 cloud shapes number 5 with white modeling paste and allow to dry overnight.

8. Cut out flower blossoms in various colours and attach to the cake with water. Roll small balls of white paste and place in the centre of the flowers.

9. Roll a thin sausage of red, yellow, pink, green, purple, orange and blue modeling paste. Make them all equal thickness. I always start to roll the sausage with my hand then use my FMM Smoother to achieve an even and smooth finish on my rolls of paste.

10. Curve the red modelling paste sausage in a semi-circle shape. Wet the inside edge with a little water then attach the yellow sausage of modelling paste. Wet the inside then add the next colour and continue until all the rainbow colours have been used. Cut both ends so they are nice and even and allow to dry overnight.

11. Once the rainbow is dry it will stand up. Make 2 small cubes of light blue paste and attach with water to the top of your cake to support the rainbow. Attach the rainbow to the cubes of paste with water then attach the 2 white dry clouds in front at the bottom of each end again using water.

12. Cut out an inscription for the cake with the FMM Chunky Funky font tappits in the colour of your choice and attach to the cake with water.

13. Draw 3 small v shapes on the cake with an edible pen to represent birds.