How Do I Make A Human Figure Out Of Gumpaste?

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JensAddiction Posted 28 May 2008 , 10:13pm
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I have to make a woman, who's going to be sitting on a little chair I made out of cake. I've never made a gumpaste figure, though. I searched the forums and couldn't really find any specific instructions - does anyone have any links they can post with instructions on how to make human figures? Thanks so much for any help!
-Jen

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leily Posted 28 May 2008 , 11:17pm
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Best advice is to search google for Scupley Clay or Polymer Clay instructions. It is the same concept, you are just working with a different medium.

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Mizuki Posted 28 May 2008 , 11:27pm
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I have tried many times to find information about making people out of fondant or clay with not much luck. What I did run across (and hopefully will save you lots of wasted time) is that aine2 has a tutorial on her website that you can buy. She also has a free one showing how to make a face. The face one was very helpful. I haven't purchased the whole figure tutorial yet, but I will before I have to make another person! thumbs_up.gif
hope that helps! Good luck!

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gottabakenow Posted 28 May 2008 , 11:39pm
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Originally Posted by jam7

I have tried many times to find information about making people out of fondant or clay with not much luck. What I did run across (and hopefully will save you lots of wasted time) is that aine2 has a tutorial on her website that you can buy. She also has a free one showing how to make a face. The face one was very helpful. I haven't purchased the whole figure tutorial yet, but I will before I have to make another person! thumbs_up.gif
hope that helps! Good luck!




aine's website is extra-icing.blogspot.com. actually, that's her blog, not sure what her website is, but there's a link to it there.

HTH

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ericaann79 Posted 28 May 2008 , 11:41pm
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dare2bloved Posted 28 May 2008 , 11:47pm
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have you looked on you tube? I went there the other night and typed in gumpast and got back several hits....Good luck

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Mizuki Posted 28 May 2008 , 11:52pm
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aine's website is extra-icing.blogspot.com. actually, that's her blog, not sure what her website is, but there's a link to it there.

HTH



Woops! You're right! Sorry about that... icon_rolleyes.gif

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luelue1971 Posted 29 May 2008 , 12:16pm
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I was looking for the same thing the other day. Here's the only thing I was able to find so far.

http://www.wilton.com/recipes/recipesandprojects/yearbook/hisroyalhighnessdiorama.cfm

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carmenid Posted 29 May 2008 , 12:24pm
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aine2 has some good tutorials on that.

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Amia Posted 29 May 2008 , 4:22pm
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Originally Posted by jam7

She also has a free one showing how to make a face. The face one was very helpful. I haven't purchased the whole figure tutorial yet, but I will before I have to make another person! thumbs_up.gif
hope that helps! Good luck!




Can you post the link to the free face tutorial?? I can't find it! icon_cry.gif

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psanders76 Posted 29 May 2008 , 7:19pm
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Amia Posted 29 May 2008 , 7:20pm
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Thank you! icon_biggrin.gif

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Dru329 Posted 29 May 2008 , 7:24pm
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TY

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LetThereBeCake07 Posted 29 May 2008 , 7:39pm
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that is awesome! THANKS!!! saving this to my favs for sure!!

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gottabakenow Posted 29 May 2008 , 7:43pm
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Originally Posted by jam7

Quote:
Originally Posted by cakedecoratingsmything



aine's website is extra-icing.blogspot.com. actually, that's her blog, not sure what her website is, but there's a link to it there.

HTH


Woops! You're right! Sorry about that... icon_rolleyes.gif




nothing to be sorry about, i dont think, unless i'm missing something. icon_smile.gif

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kansaswolf Posted 29 May 2008 , 7:56pm
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Sweet! I've been looking for this too!

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RRGibson Posted 29 May 2008 , 8:14pm
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I bought a couple of books on clay figure making. They're helpful.

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tonimarie Posted 30 May 2008 , 3:55am
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Thank you I've also been searching for this! icon_smile.gif

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Juds2323 Posted 30 May 2008 , 4:23am
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I bought Aines tutorial for the lady (around $10 US) worth every penny! I just recently bought the right tools and a scale that allows me to measure in grams (the unit of measure in the instructions). My first attempts prior to tools and scales are the kids on the swim cake in my photos. Below is my most recent attempt still missing her grad cap and needs a touch up on her eyes and cheeks.

Judi
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luelue1971 Posted 30 May 2008 , 3:19pm
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Very nice Juds2323. I need to get that I just wasn't sure about the currency change.

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icer101 Posted 30 May 2008 , 3:38pm
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juds2223, you did a great job on your figure..... i too, love to play with modeling..... purchased anine's tutorials also...... also maisie parrish's books are great to learn all this too.... took her class.... loved it... have her books....love them... there are others also.... too many, right?

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lutie Posted 30 May 2008 , 3:43pm
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Help, please!

https://webfdd.tollbrothersinc.com/PrepareLogin.do
did not work for me... is there another way to get to this? Netscape, IE, and Mozilla Firefox would not take me there... tried just www.tollbrothersinc.com and got a construction company.

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VannaD Posted 30 May 2008 , 3:43pm
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i have to make ppl for a cake next week, im familiar with fondant but have never used gumpaste. Few questions, is the wilton gumpaste like their fondant, horrible? Is it something that i should make myself or should i just by it? Thanks guys

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mommycakediva Posted 30 May 2008 , 3:53pm
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great job on modelling! I just use mmf, but it is soft to work with so next time I think I will use mix with gumpaste!

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luelue1971 Posted 30 May 2008 , 3:55pm
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I have only ever used Wilton's gumpaste. I've never tried to make it myself before. I don't think it taste as bad as the fondant but I don't think many people eat it anyway. It seems to work pretty good for me.

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VannaD Posted 30 May 2008 , 5:33pm
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looks like ill use wilton, thanks guys!

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