To make a sugarpaste mouth I use a small amount of black sugarpaste – a 3mm (1/8in) ball rolled into a snake-like shape, then curved into a smile. For whiskers, you can define the length and shape to your exact liking. I roll small pieces of black sugarpaste into long, thin whiskers. I often set my whiskers on sugarpaste cheeks. Using a small amount of cornflour as needed to prevent stickiness, roll out the white sugarpaste to a 3mm (1/8in) thickness. Using a circle cutter, punch out two circle shapes for the cheeks, then adhere your whiskers to the cheeks with a tiny amount of water. I generally use a piece of pink or black sugarpaste (the colours animal noses tend to be) about 3mm (1/8in) in size to make the nose. Roll it into a ball, then flatten it slightly to a 5mm (¼in) thickness with your fingers while gently pulling it into your preferred shape – a triangle nose with nostril indents or even just a simple oval, Hello Kitty style!