This is a picture tutorial for making the Mad Scientist on top of the cake pictured to the left.
You will need;
Styrofoam or cake form
Brush (food dedicated)
Fondant, colors black and white
Gel food colors
Fondant modeling tools or whatever you have on hand that can do the same thing
Take two skewer and place them all the way into the foam.
Let’s begin with the feet. Take two small pieces of black fondant and make into smooth balls.
Roll each piece into a cylinder shape. Then flatten each with your finger. Gently pinch the sides to make the shoe shape. Voila! You have shoes.
Slide the shoes down over each skewer. And dab the tops of the shoes with a bit of water.
For the legs, I used black and white fondant mixed to make gray. Roll the fondant into a smooth ball and then roll on the table into a cylinder shape. Hold the leg next to the skewer to see if it is the length you want.
Use another skewer to poke through the leg. Then roll it gently to smooth it out and pull it off that skewer. Then slide the leg down the skewer you placed in the styrofoam.
Then do the same with the other leg.
Wet slightly, the tops of the legs.
To make the top of the pants, take some of the same color fondant you used for the legs of the pants and roll into a sort of oval shape.
Slide that piece down over both skewers and gently press onto the legs to secure.
Wet the top of the pants.
Trim the skewers down.
For the Torso, roll a piece of fondant into a smooth ball.
Gently press and mold it into this shape.
Slide it down over both skewers.
To make the tie, roll a small piece of fondant in your desired color.
Place on the torso by wetting the back of the tie.
Cut off the excess with scissors.
Take a tiny piece of fondant and roll into a ball.
Shape it like to knot on a tie.
Wet slightly and press onto the tie.
Roll a small piece of fondant that matches your shirt color and trim the sides so they are fairly straight.
Dampen that piece and position onto collar area.
Trim excess to make collar points.
Insert a short skewer into the neck area. This will hold the head on.
Mix up a bit of flesh toned fondant for the head, neck and hands. Take a very small amount and make a “snake”. Wrap that piece around the neck skewer and dampen.
To create the lab coat, roll out a bit of white fondant, fairly thin.
Cut a straight edge. This will be the bottom of the coat.
A rounded edge, this will be the top of the coat.
Straight edges for the sides of the coat.
Hold up your “coat” to make sure it fits around your mad scientist properly and then use a brush to dampen the torso.
Place coat onto the torso.
Trim off the points at the top.
For the lab coat collar, roll a piece of fondant and trim the sides.
Fit it and trim it.
Roll another piece of fondant and cut the lower collar shapes out. They should look like the above picture.
Dampen the lower collar pieces and position on the lab coat.
Begin to add buttons to the coat.
Add stitching if you would like to.
To add arms. Take two short skewers and push into the torso. For this tutorial I had his hands in the air.
To make the arms, take a piece of fondant and roll into a “snake” shape. Then flatten one end.
Indent the inner elbow area.
Place on a new skewer.
Gently roll to smooth it out and pull off of the skewer. Dampen the part of the torso where the arm will attach and slide the arm over the skewer already in place.
Do the same for the other arm. Trim down the neck skewer. Add stitching detail.
For the head: Take some of the flesh toned fondant and roll into a smooth ball. Then taper one end. Use your finger to indent the eye sockets.
Use your finger to also indent slightly where the mouth will be.
Should look about like this.the back of the head is a little rounded too.
To make the nose: Take a VERY small piece of fondant and shape into a tiny oval (pictured below).
Dampen the spot where the nose will go and place gently without smashing the nose.
Should look something like this.
Make the nostrils by making teardrop shape indentations under the nose.
Push in gently where the teeth will be.
Push a small amount of white fondant into that cavity to make the teeth.
Roll small pieces of fondant to make the lips and dampen to position on mouth.
Should look about like this.
Add tiny white fondant dots to the eye sockets and place the head on the “neck”.
To make the mustache and eyebrows, use a small amount of fondant and roll into “snake” shape and add to face with a dab of water.
Add tiny colored dot for the eye color. Then a black tinier dot on top of that.
Make ears by rolling little flesh colored dots and sticking to the head with a dab of water. For the hair, use a brush to wet the entire head where there will be hair. Start making little “snakes” and sticking each one to the head. This part is a little tedious but the result is really cool! So it’s worth it.
To make the hands follow the steps below.
Cut with scissor.
Cut with scissor.
Cut with scissor.
Press palm of hand with ball tool.
Dampen and place on arm. Dot he same for the other hand.
I made some minor changes to my finished product. I made purple “gloved ” hands and added goggles to his head and dots to his tie. Do what you want with yours and have FUN with it!