50/50 Fondant & Gumpaste For 3D Figures???

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ranbel Posted 8 Dec 2008 , 9:39pm
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I am making 3D bears and blocks, should I use 50/50 fondant & gumpaste or all of one?

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bobwonderbuns Posted 8 Dec 2008 , 10:16pm
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I've used straight fondant for my 3D figures but if it makes you feel more secure use a 50/50 paste.

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stephaniescakenj Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 2:31am
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I use 50/50, it dries harder and um... the name is escaping me now... gum glue? I can't remember...a little pea size piece of gumpaste mixed with a tablespoon or two of water. when it dissolves, you can use it to glue your pieces together and they won't fall apart. I tried water with my first figure and the arms and legs kept falling off!

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ibmoser Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 7:04pm
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I live in a very humid area, and I use straight gumpaste for 3-D work. Figures made with fondant or even 50-50 won't dry properly - they sag or "melt". I usually dry my items in a food dehydrator, too. It is frustrating to end up with misshapen figures after so much work, so I use gumpaste or chocolate (or candy) clay.

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vanillafairy Posted 11 Dec 2008 , 2:20am
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I agree with ibmoser for the same reasons, you can make your own gumpaste by adding tylose to fondant, works great

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smbegg Posted 11 Dec 2008 , 2:32am
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I would use a mix for figures. It dries quicker and is more stable. but if you have lots of time, straight fondant works too!

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TexasSugar Posted 11 Dec 2008 , 3:26am
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All the figures I have made were fondant mixed with gum tex.

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