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post #1 of 37
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For models, is it pure gumpaste or do you use fondant aswell?  Or does it depend if you are going to eat it? Seems a waste using pure gumpaste for a model? 

post #2 of 37
Depends. If the figures are on side I cake, fondant with just enough gumpaste to make it hold. Some figures I use a 50/50 mix. For me, it's rare I use only gumpaste but sometimes I do especially if I need it to dry fast.

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post #3 of 37

I use only gumpaste by itself for flowers cause it dries quickly and can be rolled very thin, for figures I use mostly only fondant (unless I don't have the time for them to dry) you can add some powder to make them dry harder this always seems to work for me, HTH :)

post #4 of 37
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Thank you guys, so if i wanted to make a person, do i just use fondant and thats all?? 

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post #5 of 37

I accidentally left a wad of fondant out about 10 days ago. It's so humid here that when I found it yestarday, it was as moist as when I took it out of the bucket. So, of course, I use pure gumpaste, which actually won't get totally dry here, either. When the design lends itself to pastillage (it's not very scuptable, but it can be cut), I use that. It's the only thing I've found that will actually harden in this climate.

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post #6 of 37

For making people, that arent, standing, etc. i use g/p and fondant, more of the g/p. If i make them standing, i use pastiallage(sp?). It dries very, very hard. hth

post #7 of 37

I use a 50/50 blend of fondant and gumpaste.  I have made the mistake of making figures out of pure fondant and in my hot/humid climate they don't ever dry or harden.  HTH!

post #8 of 37

I suppose it depends a lot of where you live, I see here a few ppl cant use just fondant because of the humidity, I have never had this problem, maybe just try with a  few small balls of fondant, 50/50 and just gumpaste it wont cost you much and give you a better idea of long it will take for them to set and exactly how hard they get.

post #9 of 37

I use fondant with a little tylose in it , I do use flowerpaste however if I have to make clothes that need to drape well . 

 

For example , These figures bodies and faces and hair  are made from fondant with tylose , the clothes are made from flowerpaste. 

 

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post #10 of 37
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Thank you, i will have a go with fondant see how that goes, as i live in Scotland, its pretty cold here just now lol. Will let you know how i get on.

post #11 of 37
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Originally Posted by Chellescakes View Post

I use fondant with a little tylose in it , I do use flowerpaste however if I have to make clothes that need to drape well . 

 

For example , These figures bodies and faces and hair  are made from fondant with tylose , the clothes are made from flowerpaste. 

 

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That is lovely, i need to practice my modelling techinique, it is soo fiddly, will try fondant and anything delicate will use gumpaste, thank you xxx

post #12 of 37

Hi, Chris,

 

I'm also in Scotland (Edinburgh) and I tend to just use plain fondant for my models.  Make sure to give them a couple of days to dry thoroughly, but you shouldn't have any problems unless it's a really footery design.

 

Hope that helps,

Lizzie
 

post #13 of 37

Thank you , I enjoy modelling , it is the fiddly things and details I like the most. icon_smile.gif

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Thank you , I enjoy modelling , it is the fiddly things and details I like the most. icon_smile.gif


Well this morning it tried to make a figure and i cannot do the faced, was following a tutorial on you tube and i just cant get it :( so tried a shaggy bear, its made but................. lol not good at all. Will need to try and practice but the fondant keeps cracking :( really want to learn figures but i can get the nose and eyes right lol.xx

post #15 of 37
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Originally Posted by LizzieAylett View Post

Hi, Chris,

 

I'm also in Scotland (Edinburgh) and I tend to just use plain fondant for my models.  Make sure to give them a couple of days to dry thoroughly, but you shouldn't have any problems unless it's a really footery design.

 

Hope that helps,

Lizzie
 


Oh fabby  now i dont feel so alone lol i am from Edinburgh, but dont live there anymore, yes i have tried a bear but not good at it, will keep practising. xxxxx

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