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post #16 of 21

Thanks for posting the picture of the figures!  They are adorable!   I'm making a pirate's chest cake filled with silver and gold "coins", "pearl" necklaces, gold nuggets, etc. and thought that cute parrot would look great on top.  Hope you don't mind me copying!   

post #17 of 21
I am obsessed with gum paste for figures! They dry so fast!
post #18 of 21

I use a 50/50 mix for all my fondant figures. Half fondant half gumpaste. Gumpast alone dries way to fast so adding the fondant helps slow down the drying process. I also allow the body to sit for 10-15 minutes before adding the heads with a tooth pick and a little water or gumpast glue (drop a small ball of gumpaste into a tbsp of warm water and let it desolve and you have gumpaste glue)

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post #19 of 21

Oh GREAT!!! I'm making a baby shower cake for my daughter in law's shower TODAY. I save the fondant figures until last and was going to make them today!!! I know I can't put them in the oven because they'll sag even more.

 

Errrrgghghgghghghghgh!!! ;)

post #20 of 21

hi, my question is.... as i make figures... how should i attach hands and other stuff to body... bcz with water they drop soon, even if i insert toothpick or spagetti....they drop... looks so embarassing... plz help me.. i didnt find tylose powder here in abudhabi....i use only mmf.. and thats very soft to make figures... plz solve my problem... i have to make mickey mouse club cake .. very soon.. and concerned abt the figures... thnks in advance

post #21 of 21
Im no expert but i have made a few firgures. I use gumpaste. It dries much quicker and stays in shape alot more than fondant.
I usually make my arms head body etc and let them sit for a couple of minutes before putting them together so they don't go out of shape.
I also sometimes prop it up with a cup or a box so they don't fall backwards.
You can also use glad wrap or paper towel and scrunch it and put it under the arms to hold them in place.
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