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post #16 of 26
Yes it wont let me say im from ess ex ha ha.
Hungary greek - I am uk baded and have a cake shop in the next town I always by fondant from tescos in a 1 kilo pack and then colour it (unless I want a really bright colour and then ikl buy pre coloured) the pots of tylose ir gum trag are about 2 quid and you only need a coupke of pinches. If its a tiara you could just drape it over a 2ltr bottle of coke layibg down and it would dry like that and wouldnt need to stand up while softxx
post #17 of 26
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Thank you so much I usually buy Pre made in tesco but was hoping to be clever and make my own but I suppose I was being a bit too ambitious lol. Thanks you've been a great help. Out of curiosity does it dry faster with the powder giving you less time to work with it? Do you let it rest after adding the powder before designing?
post #18 of 26
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Oh and do you know of anywhere we can buy fondant and supplies wholesale? Or don't those places exist in uk? X
post #19 of 26
I think they do exist but I havent hot a clue best do some googling ha There are diff types of gum trag and sometimes tylose powder. The synthetic one works more or less straight away and dies give yiu alot less time cis it starts drying out in contact with air. Work some in and wrap the fondant in cling film if ut dries out too much then you can add a smidge if trex (veg fat tescos do it) and it loosens back up again. Once youve got the basic shape and it sets u vould always pipe a bit mire detsil on top with riyal icing. Ill tell you what else is goid fir princess cakes, in tesco the do a spray cake pearly colour in gold and silver for 3 ir 4 quid stand back and di an even mist and the cake looks beautiful. Xx can you pist pics when ur finished plea***xx
post #20 of 26
My spelling is atrocious. Touch phone and nit enough proof reading lol
post #21 of 26
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Thanks so much, yeah I have trex and I spotted the spray so will grab that. I'll be sure to post pics up
post #22 of 26
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Hey I just want to say thanks for all the help, the cake pics are in my photos I can't add them to this thread for some reason,
The tiara I made was broken by little fingers fiddling whilst it was drying.
I hope you like it guys xxxxxx
post #23 of 26
Hope it all went well! Re the specialist shops, you will find some bits in hobbycraft/Lakeland but for the powders, you will probably need a specialist. They are normally independents and in my experience, run by very experienced but slightly older ladies who aren't all that web savvy so finding them online usually isn't that easy! I know of ones in Manchester, Swindon, Gloucester, Nottingham, north Cornwall and London (places i have lived!) so if you're near any if them, let me know and ill send you the details for any future projects. There are a few really good online shops but they don't have gum trag etc usually! icon_smile.gif
post #24 of 26

Hi :)
This might be late but this video helped me loads when i was doing crowns/tiara's etc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11dSPoA_hco&list=WLpP1ipqLiu1k4uFvWtI5dTxtoBPwy0IvQ
 

post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by Snowflakebunny23 View Post

Hope it all went well! Re the specialist shops, you will find some bits in hobbycraft/Lakeland but for the powders, you will probably need a specialist. They are normally independents and in my experience, run by very experienced but slightly older ladies who aren't all that web savvy so finding them online usually isn't that easy! I know of ones in Manchester, Swindon, Gloucester, Nottingham, north Cornwall and London (places i have lived!) so if you're near any if them, let me know and ill send you the details for any future projects. There are a few really good online shops but they don't have gum trag etc usually! icon_smile.gif
Thank you ill have a look, I'm London based, well Middle*** actually.
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by daisyfgw View Post

Hi icon_smile.gif

This might be late but this video helped me loads when i was doing crowns/tiara's etc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11dSPoA_hco&list=WLpP1ipqLiu1k4uFvWtI5dTxtoBPwy0IvQ

 

Hi thanks but it's too late pictures of the cake I made are in my pictures... Those crowns are great for cup cakes but I needed mine a whole lot bigger which I achieved but my children broke it.. Sad face
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