Decorations for a beach themed cake. I made Kai-Lan and Yeye out of modeling chocolate and everything else is made out of MMF: Rintoo (Tiger), Hoho (Monkey with sunglasses), Tolee (Koala bear that thinks he's a panda), a Hula Duck, Mr. Sun and his little, tickle-me Sun Fuzzies, Seashells, Starfish, and an assortment of Flowers.
Kai-Lan stands at almost 2.5 inches tall and Yeye is about 4 inches tall.
They each have 1 popsicle stick for support and to also stick into the cake with. Their heads are made out of RKT (Rice Krispie Treats) since they were very large and needed to be light weight. I covered the RKT directly with modeling chocolate: Modeling chocolate is great at filling in all the groves and rivets from the cereal treats. The tiny features such as Yeye's hair, eyeglasses, eyes and the Kai-Lan's apple printed bathing suit are made out of MMF (Marshmallow Fondant).
Each character was hand cut of of MMF and I used gel colors to paint in the white highlights in the eyes and on Hoho's (Monkey) sunglasses and the brown stripes on Rintoo (Tiger). I have a tutorial on how to make these cutout characters here (Making Fondant Cutouts).
I loved making these - Ni Hao Kai-Lan is such a cute show and the characters are so adorable!
Xie Xie (thank you)!
|Photo courtesy of Doris R.|