fondant,food colouring (1 colour is enough, but if you want, also use black for the nose and pupils)
filling (anything firm–marzipan, nut paste, ganache, fudge, even peanut butter mixed with confectioner’s sugar, or a marshmallow)
1. tint one big walnut chunk sized hunk of fondant any colour you want. knead until smooth and pliable. knead a smaller fat nut sized ball of white fondant. the fondant is easy to work with (like that play dough stuff) and pieces will stick to each other with little effort
2. shape coloured chunk into a rough egg or strawberry shape. you can also wrap it around a small ball of filling. roll a bit of the coloured chunk into a fat rope and cut into four pieces at a diagonal. roll out two little balls of white, and and even littler ball. flatten out a bit of the white fondant into an oval-shape that is larger on one end.
3. stick two of the rope pieces on the top of the coloured egg piece for ears, two on the sides for arms. smooth the white oval about halfway down the coloured egg shape and fold the rest underneath. flatten out the two bigger white balls and place on either side of the smaller white ball for a face.
4. use a toothpick dipped in dark food colouring to colour in the nose bit, add pupils, mouth, and um, totoro chest hair.I found this major recipe at http://scentofgreenbananas.blogspot.com/2005/03/totoro-tutorial.html
Because in the end what i want to do is cupcakes like this: