Detailed Fondant Decorations

Decorating By texagg00 Updated 2 Jun 2006 , 4:46pm by gakali

texagg00 Posted 31 May 2006 , 9:16pm
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Hello - I am trying my first fondant cake tonight. Is it possible to cut fairly detailed designs out of fondant (something other than basic shapes)? If so, what is the best way to do this? Thanks!

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Coastiemom Posted 31 May 2006 , 9:20pm
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I don't know about cutting out things, but I love to use it as modeling clay. I can sit in front of the T.V. with my chosen colors and a picture and really go to town. Sometimes things turn out totally different than you had in mind to start with. Colored fondant and a toothpick are the tools of my affection!!!

angelas2babies Posted 31 May 2006 , 9:21pm
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Make sure you have plenty of shortening to work with. You can make anything out of fondant. It's like clay, and the possibilities are endless. You can create anything.

I'm working on my final cake for class and have decided to do a pond theme with frogs and fish and lilies....I keep adding more detail as I go.

Good luck and enjoy!

texagg00 Posted 31 May 2006 , 9:26pm
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Just to provide some more detail, I am basically wanting to cut out the shape of a cowboy on a horse in rolled out fondant and place this on top of the cake, but I don't know how feasible that is since I've never worked with fondant before.

prettycake Posted 31 May 2006 , 9:29pm
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it is very possible and I do that all the time..
I use a lot of Fondant molds (food safe of course), and that's how I get very detailed designs, like Cameos, Angels, Medallions, Appliques, high heeled shoes, etc....if you want to look at my photos, I only use very detailed designs cut outs on my cakes, even on my cookies..
thanks icon_smile.gif there are soo many Fondant cutter and mold you can buy..

DeniseMarlaine Posted 1 Jun 2006 , 1:22am
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Prettycake, I love your work. Where do you find your fondant cutters? Also, do you ever have trouble getting the cut fondant out of the cutter with some of those more detailed shapes?

skylightsky Posted 1 Jun 2006 , 2:27am
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Where do you find the 50/50 fondant gumpaste recipe here at

Newbie here and just wandering around a bit.

socake Posted 1 Jun 2006 , 6:30am
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I love making detailed shapes out of fondant, There are a few in my photo's and here are a couple of others...

I usually have a picture of what I want to make beside me and I use modeling tools and toothpicks to get the shapes that I want.

texagg00 Posted 1 Jun 2006 , 7:46am
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Thanks for all of the feedback! I had trouble cutting out a detailed design and getting it to hold its shape when I put it on the cake, so I decided to go with a more basic design for my first attempt at fondant. I have attached a pic...

MessiET Posted 1 Jun 2006 , 12:28pm
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Your cake looks beautiful! Great job working with the fondant!

ape Posted 1 Jun 2006 , 12:32pm
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I love the bandana look! Great job!

DeniseMarlaine Posted 1 Jun 2006 , 5:39pm
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Texag00, your fondant is so nice and smooth on all those star angles! Nice job. And Socake, I love your Santa and reindeer. You guys are giving me so much inspiration. I was never very original with Play-Doh as a kid, but I think if I had a picture of what I want to mold, I could do it.

o0lilnikki0o Posted 2 Jun 2006 , 4:43am
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hi, u said to have shortining beside u, is this so that, if the mmf starts drying out, u add that to make it soft again????

i havent tried making mmf before but im SOOO excited to!

thanks alot

Aries-04 Posted 2 Jun 2006 , 5:05am
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Your cake is great! thumbs_up.gif

texagg00 Posted 2 Jun 2006 , 4:39pm
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Thanks so much for all the comments!

o0lilnikki0o, the MMF was very sticky and hard to handle. I put shortening all over my hands, rolling pin, and mat to keep it from sticking as much (and reapplied many times throughout the process).

gakali Posted 2 Jun 2006 , 4:46pm
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If your MMF is sticky, try using cornstarch (or icing sugar) instead of shortening. If necessary you can brush it off later with a paintbrush.

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