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post #31 of 76
Its lovely to be part of such a talented group of people!! the work on here is fab!

so grateful for the tips for the figures and hair will remember for next time! I just did a bride and groom and their dog for a wedding last week, and the brides hair was a bit 'woolly' but luckily her hair is like that anyway and they loved the cake! The wedding cake photo in my photos.

will have to use the smaller holes on the extruder next time to make it finer! In fact I think I will have a practice now!
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post #32 of 76
I haven't read through the whole thread, but check out the clay books -- fondant is like a sugar clay and all the same principles apply. Lorraine has awesome tutorials too. Check YouTube, there's a whole clay figure subculture there! Lindy Smith has some good info in her books and of course there's always the people here on CC! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #33 of 76
Hi, I'm sure this question must be lurking somewhere in the depths of the forums but I'm having trouble finding it so thought I'd ask again.

Would someone be able to give me some basic instructions on how to go about modelling. I tried it last year and it was ok at the time but I don't think I stored the figurines properly because they wen't really brittle and I spent most of the morning glueing things back together with icing sugar icon_smile.gif

I'd used a sugarpaste mixed with CFC a little bit at a time - any suggestions, if so, please don't abbreviate things, I'm a true novice but wanting to make a retirement cake next week with a man next to a camper van.

Lou
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post #34 of 76
Awesome tips! Thanks so much...gotta keep watching this one!
post #35 of 76
LouRogerson wrote:
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I don't think I stored the figurines properly because they wen't really brittle and I spent most of the morning glueing things back together with icing sugar



It's normal for the pieces to become brittle after they dry, especially things like strands of hair, fingers, etc. You just have to store them carefully so they won't get bumped or knocked over.
post #36 of 76
Thank you all for the great info icon_biggrin.gif
post #37 of 76
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FlourPots..THANK YOU so much. I never ended up making this cake and I just noticed all this wonderful information that you posted. Your lady figure is awesome!!!
post #38 of 76
when doing the figure with her legs hanging over the edge of the cake would you sit her on a toothpick that goes into the cake? and would you leave her off for delivery? i dont think she would travel too well on the cake edge especially if it was a bc iced cake. any thoughts on this??
post #39 of 76
You're welcome nina...I wondered if you had ever made the cake...
Glad you like my little figure...I've posted another one since...they're so much fun to do!

sweetcakes...never actually made one for a cake, but I would use a toothpick or two if needed, and I wouldn't travel with her on, even if secured.
post #40 of 76
thanks so much for all the help everyone, this thread is great
post #41 of 76
Nina, I am glad you posted the question, b/c I was just coming in to ask the same thing LOL..

Flourpots.... thanks so much for your detailed info... I'll PM you if I make it this weekend. I got some of the tutorials from Aine2 too, but haven't been brave enough to try it.

Anna
post #42 of 76
Floupots....do you nuke your fondant and get it really soft before putting it in the extruder? I have that same extruder and have a hard time getting out my fondant.
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post #43 of 76
LuvLyrics...that's cool...good luck with yours.

ddaigle...I ALWAYS microwave my fondant before putting it in the barrel...if it has tylose though, it comes out funky...without tylose, it's usually fine, but I just started coating it a little with Wilton glycerin (after it's been heated in the mic and before putting in the extruder)...I absolutely love it, it feels like baby oil...I won't extrude any other way now. I did this for all the yarn in my recent basket cake, and the hair on my most recent little figures.

I haven't tried it with fondant that has tylose yet...but I'm hoping it'll make a difference.
post #44 of 76
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LuvLyrics...that's cool...good luck with yours.

ddaigle...I ALWAYS microwave my fondant before putting it in the barrel...if it has tylose though, it comes out funky...without tylose, it's usually fine, but I just started coating it a little with Wilton glycerin (after it's been heated in the mic and before putting in the extruder)...I absolutely love it, it feels like baby oil...I won't extrude any other way now. I did this for all the yarn in my recent basket cake, and the hair on my most recent little figures.

I haven't tried it with fondant that has tylose yet...but I'm hoping it'll make a difference.



Ok let's see if I follow... you warm up the fondant, then add glycerin instead of crisco? then put it in the extruder. BTW I a saw the extruder you use at a great price at my local baking store...and now I am regretting not getting it...now I have to drive 40 mins again to buy it.
post #45 of 76
My fondant already has Crisco in it...I add a 1/2 cup right in with the MM's when I'm melting them. Best tip I ever read here...by jeking.
(If I plan to dye it a dark color I add 1/3 cup instead)

So, I don't add any more Crisco before extruding...and I used to just warm it and put it in...now I coat it in glycerin.

When I say coat, I mean I cover the opening of the Wilton bottle with my (clean) finger and turn it upside down...what's on my finger, I smear on the piece...I might do that one more time if it's a larger piece, but that's it, never any more, or it'll come out on the strands.
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