Is There Any Books Out There On Fondant Figures?

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Katskakes Posted 2 Aug 2007 , 12:38pm
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Where to buy them?
I have read many times that you can use the ones that they sell for clay. I haven't seen any really cute ones in Michaels, ACMoore.
I just bought one and it is cute, but it's all bugs and little animals. Would love some people.

thanks!
Kat

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nelja5 Posted 2 Aug 2007 , 1:39pm
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Kats

I got couple at barnes and noble. Just a note, when I go to Barnes and Noble, I always check on the bargain area they always have a food section with great prices

good luck

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grannysmith Posted 3 Aug 2007 , 3:10am
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Check out http://www.extra-icing.blogspot.com/ the tutorials are step by step photos....

I have Debbie Brown books which are great too but Lorraine's way of teaching is the bomb!

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keriskreations Posted 3 Aug 2007 , 3:25am
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I have a couple of books that explain fondant/gumpast figures, and give you lots of ideas. They are:
50 Easy Party Cakes by Debbie Brown
Celebration Cakes by Karen Goble

Debbie Brown's instructions are really easy to follow! I did my tractor cake with inspirations from her tractor cake. In the book, it had a pig that I copied, but I found that once I did one animal, it was easy to come up with how to do the others without any guidance. I won second place at my county fair with that cake this week!

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leily Posted 3 Aug 2007 , 3:48am
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check out www.polymerclaycentral.com it is a pretty popular clay site and has links to lots of directions.... It is like CakeCentral for clay =)

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KitchenKat Posted 3 Aug 2007 , 6:27pm
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The book HOme Guide to Cake Decorating has a section on modelling different figures. You can find it in Amazon.

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ccaluda Posted 3 Aug 2007 , 8:23pm
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Take a look at Maureen Carlsons Imagine your world in clay. It is a polymer clay book, but the instructions work with gumpaste as well.

I have a few of Debbie Browns books (which are all great), but Maureens book gives step-by-step instructions on how to make the individual body parts. There are multi page chapters on how to make hands, feet, heads, clothing, etc.

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anneuk Posted 3 Aug 2007 , 9:47pm
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I picked up a cute book called sugar dough magic by Maisie Parish....

it has some cute figures in it.... You may have seen it, I think it came out 2002

Anne

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ShirleyW Posted 3 Aug 2007 , 11:18pm
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Kat here is a link to an excellent book. It is out of print and I can't find a picture of the cover but this is a very good price. Kate Venter and Eunice Borchers, sugar modelling, Sugar Inspirations.. They do perfect figurines and have patterns and step by step directions. From England I believe.
http://www.shopyes.com/Books/Sugar+Modelling+Sugar+Inspirations.aspx

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Katskakes Posted 6 Aug 2007 , 12:11pm
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Thank you all for the suggestions! i'll take a look at them.
I do have that Debbie Brown Book (50 easy cakes) wanting something that's all about clay.

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allie73 Posted 6 Aug 2007 , 1:42pm
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Lindy Smith has some great books that show the step-by-step needed to make fondant/clay figures. She does everything from babies to people to animals in her books. Using her instructions, I made the little guy on this cake (not bad for my first time working with figures):

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=12375

I was asked to make a 3-D witch last year. I again used her directions and was pretty pleased with how she turned out:

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=76643

I hope this helps!

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bobwonderbuns Posted 6 Aug 2007 , 1:48pm
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Maisie Parrish also has some great books on figure modeling.

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Katskakes Posted 7 Aug 2007 , 12:57pm
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[quote="ccaluda"]Take a look at Maureen Carlsons Imagine your world in clay. It is a polymer clay book, but the instructions work with gumpaste as well.



WOOOHOOO!! i was able to finally find another book at michaels. The one mentioned above is the one i bought w/40% off.

"anneuk - I picked up a cute book called sugar dough magic by Maisie Parish.... "

Where did you get this book at?? I rather pick up books at stores, rather than send for them online.

thank you all!! i have looked into all those site posted. There's is some wonderful things in all of them.

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anneuk Posted 7 Aug 2007 , 5:39pm
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[quote="Katskakes"]

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Originally Posted by ccaluda

Take a look at Maureen Carlsons Imagine your world in clay. It is a polymer clay book, but the instructions work with gumpaste as well.



WOOOHOOO!! i was able to finally find another book at michaels. The one mentioned above is the one i bought w/40% off.

"anneuk - I picked up a cute book called sugar dough magic by Maisie Parish.... "

Where did you get this book at?? I rather pick up books at stores, rather than send for them online.

thank you all!! i have looked into all those site posted. There's is some wonderful things in all of them.




Hi Kat, I am in the Uk and picked the book up at a shop called hobby craft... Sorry not sure where in NJ you might find it. I have seen it on amazon though!

Anne

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aizuodangao Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 12:34pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ShirleyW

Kat here is a link to an excellent book. It is out of print and I can't find a picture of the cover but this is a very good price. Kate Venter and Eunice Borchers, sugar modelling, Sugar Inspirations.. They do perfect figurines and have patterns and step by step directions. From England I believe.
http://www.shopyes.com/Books/Sugar+Modelling+Sugar+Inspirations.aspx




Here's a link to that book with cover photo:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1853914088/?tag=cakecentral-20

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cakeastic Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 12:53pm
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Usually Debbie Brown's books show you how to make plenty of figures

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preciouspjs Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 12:57pm
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i buy fimo (clay) books..

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BREN28 Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 1:02pm
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Katskakes,have you checked your local library? they usually have books on polymer clay.i've seen alot at my library about making figures with polymer clay.

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Elcee Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 1:09am
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I have Cake Characters by Ann Pickard. Very cute figures with nice instructions.

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