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I'm not sure why you made his head hollow??   You could've made it by starting with a smooth ball shape, placing it in your palms, and rolling it to elongate...almost like a sausage, if you're trying to replicate the salt shaker, I mean.
Here's a tutorial that might help: http://cakecentral.com/b/tutorial/baby-shower-how-to-make-a-baby-rump-cake
There's a must-see FREE class taught by Linda Harden, which you can find here: http://tv.cakemasters.com/pages/course/portal.aspx?courseid=12   The actual design is pretty basic, but preparing the cake for fondant, including ganaching...and after, getting a sharp fondant edge at the top, is really amazing...I learned a lot.   She's a great teacher. I LOVED this class.... She points out that the Wilton smoother (which she doesn't name, but you can clearly identify),...
I've made a pool cake before and used Wilton piping gel for the water...I tinted it blue with regular gel coloring. (If you click on my FB link below you can see it, it's right in the cover/header area)   Prior to making the cake I experimented with blue jello using varying amounts of water...ALL of my practice fondant pieces slowly dissolved...
I remember people talking about the reduced mix sizes, but I thought most of them were simply purchasing an extra box of mix and weighing out the missing 3 ounces instead of altering their tried-and-true recipes...   That's what I do...
Here's a few tutorials...   http://www.mycakeschool.com/blog/pretty-pink-flower-cake/   http://littledelightscakes.com/coral-ruffle-wedding-cake/   http://veenaartofcakes.blogspot.com/2013/06/fondant-rose-ruffle-cake-with-ballerica.html
Does it have to be edible? Can you purchase, because you can probably find the pearl strand in a regular craft store or section...where they have the stuff to make your own party/wedding favors..
Aw Crap...I didn't realize...Sorry.
I like this site: http://www.cookiecuttercompany.com/   I checked, they carry all 3 of the cutters you need (the rattle looks different though), all 4", all 1 dollar each, AND you can get 15% off with the code SB15...
Sure... Here's where I purchased Merckens several times: http://www.countrykitchensa.com/shop/food-items/chocolate-candy-coating-1-lb-bags/46/588/564/
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