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Decorating By TastyTiffy Updated 3 Feb 2009 , 2:16pm by sugarbees

TastyTiffy Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 9:32pm
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I'm planning on modeling figures of her favorite characters for my daughters 2nd birthday cake, I was wondering what I should use and if there are some recipes I could try to play around with. This is the first time I am attempting this so I was just wondering how to go about it icon_smile.gif Thank you so much in advance for your help!

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ddaigle Posted 2 Feb 2009 , 10:01pm
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I'm sure you won't here this too often...but I use starburst & tootsie rolls. I don't have gumpaste experience because I never want to make any....I can soften some candy and play a lot quicker.
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kakeladi Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 12:13am
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Fondant or a mixture of 1/2 fondant & 1/2 gumpaste is great.
I found the Starbursts a little hard to work with.

SeriousCakes Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 12:52am
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I like using candy clay:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpcMYqJ15GQ&feature=channel_page
But man ddaigle, that is awesome!! I need to keep a bag of those around just to play with!!

ddaigle Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 12:55am
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I don't have the interest in doing figures....but with my method...I can play a little......eat a little....etc. But my husband keeps eating my inventory!

SeriousCakes Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 1:44am
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lol-boo to hubby! Hide the merchandise! icon_lol.gif

BCJean Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 2:02am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ddaigle

I'm sure you won't here this too often...but I use starburst & tootsie rolls. I don't have gumpaste experience because I never want to make any....I can soften some candy and play a lot quicker.
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I just love this idea, and what fun for the kids to eat. You did a great job of modeling it.

cylstrial Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 1:11pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ddaigle

I'm sure you won't here this too often...but I use starburst & tootsie rolls. I don't have gumpaste experience because I never want to make any....I can soften some candy and play a lot quicker.
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Wow!! Your little tootsie roll man looks great! I never would have thought of using tootsie rolls.

sugarbees Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 2:16pm
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I would eat more than I sculpted..lol.. I will have to try the starburst/tootsie rolls..thanks for the idea

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