Can I Add Something To Fondant For Sculpting Figurines?

Decorating By dellswife Updated 14 Mar 2009 , 6:09am by ceshell

dellswife Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 4:53pm
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I'm making a fondant cake. I am buying satin ice for the actual cake, but am making Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster and Elmo figurines for the cake. I figure b/c no one will Eat those I am going to buy the already coloured packs of fondant from Wilton. Make it easier since there are quite a few colours I will need.

Will those figures stand up, or is there something I can add to it to make it stiffer/stronger? Any advice is greatly appreciated!

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SweetStuff30 Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 5:07pm
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Try adding gum paste to it, 50/50.. works great for me

dellswife Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 5:14pm
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dellswife Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 5:14pm
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Thank you!!!

ceshell Posted 14 Mar 2009 , 6:09am
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Ditto that. If you don't want to dilute the color though, you can instead add tylose powder. If you don't have access to tylose, gum-tex (so found anywhere Wilton is found) is a good substitute.

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