Fondant/gumpaste Figures

Decorating By courtney1009 Updated 14 Aug 2008 , 3:00pm by courtney1009

courtney1009 Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 3:40pm
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My son's first birthday is coming up and I want to make him a zoo theme cake. I want to make 3d animals and I don't know what to use to make them. Should I use fondant, gumpaste, or a mix of the two? This will be my first time making animals so any help would be appreciated. Also I want to put a big #1 on the top of the cake what should I make that out of?

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Cakechick123 Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 5:18pm
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its easier to make figurines from a 50/50 mixture, gumpaste dries very fast and by mixing it with regular fondant it will give you more time to work with. The no 1 I would do from gumpaste, cut it a few days before and leave it on a flat surface to dry.
HTH

courtney1009 Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 7:45pm
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Thank you! How far in advance can I make the animals? Can I make them the week before or do I have to wait until closer to the day?

Tallmama Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 7:54pm
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a week would be fine.

maimerbaker Posted 12 Aug 2008 , 7:55pm
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I agree with riana. You can make the figures a few weeks in advance. Just be sure to store them in a cool, dry place. I put mine in a covered box and keep them on the top of my fridge.

courtney1009 Posted 13 Aug 2008 , 8:47pm
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thanks guys! I can't wait to start making it!

PatrysV Posted 14 Aug 2008 , 9:02am
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icon_smile.gif Here is some ideas for you - made them for a zoo theme. Also 50/50 gumpaste, and I made them 2 weeks before. thumbs_up.gif
LL

courtney1009 Posted 14 Aug 2008 , 3:00pm
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Wow thanks a lot PatrysV!

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