I made my first figures over the weekend and was actually pretty satisfied with them. However, I wanted to keep them and their arms broke off this morning. I didn't do anyhing harsh and I don't understand why this happened.
Is there anything I can do to make them last longer? Or at least not break or crack when handling?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I would want to be able to make the fondant figures ahead of time and not worry about this.
If you have figurines with appendages that stick out considerably from the body, you might consider forming the whole thing around wire first, give it some internal support.
Was your fondant too dry? That's what it sounds like it could be.
Using 50/50 fondant and gumpaste and mixing in some crisco when you knead is recommended by the experts here on CC......helps keep the medium from drying out when making figures
What did you use to attach the arms? Do you have any pix for us to see? Maybe we can help better w/that info.
Sorry for the poor quality of the photos, but these are the only ones I have atm.
I attached her arms with a bit of "glue" but one of them broke midway, not at the attaching point.
I used two toothpicks to attach her tail to her body. Should I have added wire or a toothpick in the arms too?
I did knead in a bit of crisco, so I don't think my fondant was too dry...