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This is my first time sculpting a figure with modeling chocolate. I am putting a standing lion on a 6" cake board as a topper. I am struggling with the weight of the figure collapsing the legs! Will it ever get hard enough to support itself? I have it in the refrigerator now trying to harden it to give it another try at standing. Any suggestions, tips or hints would be greatly appreciated! I am using Fondarific sculpting chocolate and it says it is for sculpting.
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you may have to put some extra support in the legs. toothpicks or sticks for lollypops
 

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Do you have a picture so we can see where it's collapsing?

I agree with the lollipop stick support, you can also try to use a little bit of melted chocolate to attach the legs, when the chocolate hardens, it may give it some extra support. I usually make my large toppers out of rice krispie treats and then cover with modeling chocolate to prevent them from being too heavy. I know it doesn't help you this time, but if you make another large topper, you may want to lighten it that way.

Good luck!!

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Originally Posted by bigdad View Post

you may have to put some extra support in the legs. toothpicks or sticks for lollypops
 

This^^^

 

make sure they go through the cake to the cake board or your lion might sink into the top of your cake!

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Tried to upload a picture and couldn't . Using my Ipad and CC isn't too user friendly with that. I will try the lollipop sticks for sure! Thanks to all responders. Usually use RKT with fondant covering but was so taken with the workability of the modeling chocolate I decided to make him all chocolate. I'll know better next time! Hopefully will have a completed project to post on Sunday. The Lion is the Old Dominion University mascot that is the statue in the quad at the campus.
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