Play Dough Vs. Fondant/gumpaste

Decorating By ArtieTs Updated 29 Jan 2009 , 12:58am by TammyH

ArtieTs Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 9:50pm
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This may sound like a really crazy question, but has anyone ever used or thought of using Play Dough or Sculpy just for practice cake figures? I see so many cute figures here on CC & I can't afford to waste good fondant or gumpaste just practicing. Anyone with suggestions?

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jjkarm Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 11:07pm
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I've always said that working with fondant/gum paste is about the same as playing with Play Dough. There are a few differences, but I think it would be a great way to practice. thumbs_up.gif

MichelleM77 Posted 28 Jan 2009 , 11:49pm
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I would practice with polymer clay. It's probably cheaper and won't dry out so fast. Actually, I don't think it dries out until it's baked. It also comes in prettier colors. icon_smile.gif

TammyH Posted 29 Jan 2009 , 12:58am
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When my boys were little, I used to make the play-dough (super cheap). I practiced with it all the time. It dosnt give the same "feel" as fondant, but it let's you practice making the correct shapes/sizes.



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