Photo 1: Start by making a fondant ball and patting it down, you want the middle to be thick while the edges are a bit thinner.
Photo 2: Make a V cut on top and then make two cuts on the opposite side. Cutting it this way will help you center “arms” and “legs” proportionally.
Photo 3: Last, make V cuts for the arms.
Photo 4: Using your fingers, smooth the sharp edges and pull them out a bit to get that natural look.
Photo 5-6: Using a veining tool score lines from the center to the end of each point of the star.
Photo 7: With a small ball tool make couple of deep marks close to the center. I made three.
Photo 8: Continue marking the whole starfish with ball tool but this time don't press as deep as when you made the markings close to the center.
Photo 9: Change to an even smaller ball tool and repeat same process as photo 8.
Photo 10: Don't forget to mark the sides of the starfish too.
Photo 11: I used some CK Mushroom petal dust and vodka to paint the starfish and give it a bit of a natural and dark shade. When the vodka dries it will leave a nice brownish finish in all the crevices.