albert einstein 'think!' cupcake
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"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand."
Ahhhh, love Albert Einstein and he is the perfect cupcake topper for my single coffee mug gift. Try your hand at a making a figure topper of your favourite sportsman, actor, loved one or scientist by starting with photos.
For Albert Einstein, I started with a Google image search and printed out a few for my inspiration board.
Then using pre made white fondant with a little CMC powder added, I coloured and rolled the balls I needed to make up the figure.
Here are the balls for the hair, eyebrows and mustache plus the balls for the head, eyelids, eyes, ears and nose
partially made Einstein, plastic wrap balls are are used to support drying pieces.
From here I attach the pieces with a little water and with the aid of my inspiration photos start to build the figure. I used a toothpick to mark out his wrinkles and hair details. I made off centre clothing the same way.
Black food marker was used to mark the hair, moustache and eyes.... and coloured petal dusts with the aid of a small artists brush were added for shading.
That's about it... do give it a try with your own photos of choice as your inspiration.
Ohh, and trying to "think" of gift ideas? It is the time of year for the single "coffee mug" gift, my best friend Jacinta and I have fallen in love with UK designer Keith Brymer Jones Word range of bucket mugs, cups and bowls. Loads of different "words" are available in the range such as "love", "caffeine", "teatime" etc.
Happy Baking :)