The following 2 videos demonstrate the creation of a sitting Santa using gumpaste (sugarpaste), but we'll try it using cold porcelain clay! Most gumpaste and cold porcelain tutorials are interchangeable because the same steps are followed to create the figures and cake toppers. Cold porcelain is often used as a non-editable cake topper. There's a couple of benefits for using CP...glue can be used in the creation and the figure is more durable.
Part 1...Note that she sets the arms aside to dry a while before attaching. This is a good thing to remember when handling parts that might get squished in assembly!