With a little skill and imagination, gumpaste figurines can be anything from whimsical and magical to elegant and dramatic, from cute and playful to striking and realistic. The possibilities are truly endless, and we’ve collected some of the most popular gumpaste figurines from the gallery to prove it to you!
Beauty and the Beast staircase cake By TheBunnyBakerThis cake was commissioned by a guy who wanted to give his Beauty and the Beast-loving girlfriend an epic cake for her birthday. Cake is almost 15″ tall, with everything edible save for some armature wire in the banister and some figures.
By aine2A cake for my cousin who is seen on the cake to be surrounded by his 5 grandchildren! A lot of fun to do just for personal satisfaction this time. All made from fondant with Tylose added.
Daisy, the flower fairy By SallyBratt**for those who might be wondering, no, I can’t do tutorials as per my contract with the school** I teach how to make this little fairy at Bonnie Gordon College in Toronto. My class will change in the new year when I’ll be teaching the standing bride and groom figure. I’m really looking forward to teaching something new!
Expectant Mommy By TallycakeI wanted to practice for a cake order I have coming up for a baby shower and I purchased and used Aine2′s wonderful tutorial and just tweaked her to be a pregnant momma…1st try at a human figure and I think she turned out pretty cute. (she’s all gum paste or gum paste/fondant) Any feedback would be great! Thanks!
Sweet Dreams By mamabaerFor a baby shower with a night time theme. The baby is from the First Impression mold, but I had to make it look more like an indian baby girl. I added a cute little flowered headband and a ruffled diaper cover. Turned out so cute!!! The moon is styrofoam covered in fondant. 6″ cake was Darn Good Chocolate cake with cream cheese filling. It went with 30 cupcakes.
Monkeys Jumping on the Bed By ravaA cake for an adorable 1-year old whose favourite toy is a large, stuffed monkey. What better way to showcase her playful and energetic personality, than with a “5 little monkeys jumping on the bed theme”. Rich dark chocolate mud cake with vanilla SMBC. Gumpaste figures and fondant decorations. Thanks for looking!
Baby Pooh & Friends Cake By dragonflydocesA cake featuring gumpaste figures of Pooh and his friends Tiger, Eyore and Piglet, in their baby versions. The tree house was made of sculpted rice crispies and covered with fondant like the cake, in other the cake be all edible.
ChokoLate celebrating her 1st anniversary By LadyChokoLateFigure and cake made with modeling chocolate
Figure By osutenor1Royal icing Gazebo from “The Art of Royal Icing” by Eddie Spence. Run-out panels with filigree dropped-line piping and pressure piped accents.
Threadcakes Entry 2012 By artisancakecompanyMy entry for this years Threadcakes challenge Had probably the most fun ever doing this one. The face is made of modeling chocolate and the rest is cake and fondant. You can see my entry with all the steps here threadcakes.com/entries/view/1485
By teapartyI made this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cake for my friend’s son who is celebrating his 6th birthday this weekend. It’s an 8 inch buttercream cake with fondant details and figures. I received a very sweet phone call from little Cooper thanking me for his “cool” cake which made all the work that went into it so well worth it! TFL!
Hedgehog By SamHarrison
Hedgehog figure. Made for an upcoming cake!
Gumpaste Elephant By jenfraizMy first ever gumpaste figure! I’m pretty proud of this little guy. It’s based on tutorials from Aine2 as well as looking at lots of other people’s work – so thanks to everybody!
The Lion and the Lamb By JaydeA lion and a lamb made for a Chrsitening cake. The lion I tweaked on my own, but Aine2′s lamb tutorial on youtube was the inspiration for the lamb. The lion is a little smaller than the lamb, but I think thats mostly because I had to pipe on top of him and didnt really take that into account when I was sizing the figures. Ahh well, live and learn…
Winnie Pooh tutorial By MinjaB