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What would I use to make stand alone characters on a cake (i.e., Red from Fraggle Rock or Penguins)? Would I use gum tex or gum paste? I heard that one of them cracks pretty easy.
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Usually when i make characters I either use RKT (majority of the time) then cover in fondant, depending on the character itself OR a 50/50 mixture (half fondant & half gumpaste). either or always works for me. take a look at my photos.

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I, too, use cereal treats then cover them in fondant. I have several in my photos. All of them are made that way.
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You both make awesome cakes. My daughter also uses RKT. Thanks for the tips. I'll use RKT too.
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Originally Posted by maryluvcakes

What would I use to make stand alone characters on a cake (i.e., Red from Fraggle Rock or Penguins)? Would I use gum tex or gum paste? I heard that one of them cracks pretty easy.



Gum tex is a powder added to fondant to create a gum paste-like product.

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