He's all sugar...paste that is.
It was all to much for poor Astro in the end, he had to lie down.
Up close and personal with Astro Boy
His eyes were the worst part to make. Next time i'll make indents into his head and stick the eyes in instead of having googly bulging eyes.
Nice legs! I stuck toothpicks in his legs as an after thought which made his legs go all funny and his boots now look like socks.
He is supposed to be standing on yellow and orange flame colours and the icing is supposed to be that really nice deep blue that you can see in the pic below but I just couldn't get the icing to go that colour.
The colour schemes came from this pic.
Another picture i used to help me.
I took some notes when I was making Astro to help me next time so here they are, they might help you too. Astro was made with Sugarpaste(fondant) which I bought at my local food shop.
Food Colouring (I used Wilton Gel colourings):
Creamy Peach for body colour
Royal Blue and Moss Green for his belt (i wasn't completely satisfied with his belt colour)
Red (no taste) for his boots
Black for his pants, eyes and hair.
Plain white sugarpaste for the eyes
Red Shoe/foot: 3 grams each. Make into a bit of a cone shape and push end of bush into the smaller end to indent for red boot.
Red Boot: 1 gram each approx 2.2cm long
Top of Red Boot: small pea size each, flattened slightly
Cream Leg: Large pea size each. Slightly tapper at top
Black pants: 3 grams
Green Belt: pea size
Cream Body: I wrote 7 grams and 10 grams, i'm not sure which one it was
Neck: pea size slightly flattened
Head: 10 grams
Arms: 1 gram each (not including hands)
For Astro's hair: They are just sharp triangles stuck to his head but I started off making them into shark fins and then tweeking them. I just found that to be the easiest for me.
Astro stood approx. 8.5cm tall.