How Do I Make 3D Animals Out Of Fondant - Especially Monkeys

Decorating By kakkie Updated 30 Mar 2009 , 8:39pm by baycheeks1

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kakkie Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 5:23pm
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I wanted to know if anybody had any pointers or instructions on how to make 3d figurines. I am making a cake for a friend who wants monkeys on it. Any suggestions or ideas?

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juleebug Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 5:29pm
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summernoelle has an awesome tutorial on fondant animals. I'll see if I can find the link.

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pouchet82 Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 5:30pm
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Have you looked on youtube?

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tjrobin31 Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 5:33pm
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yes definantely look on youtube, there are some good tutorials there, i'm not sure any of them are specifically how to's involving monkies, but you can get the jest of it from the ones that are available.
good luck
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foxymomma521 Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 5:33pm
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Aine2's fondant monkey
I believe it's just the head, but the body is the easy part (at least I think so!)

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AfordRN Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 5:34pm
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Here is the lik to summernolles tutorial

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-593709.html

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squeaky121603 Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 5:38pm
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I went to my local craft store and looked in the clay sculpting section and found three different books with really good instructions. I figured it would also work for gumpaste. Worked great!

HTH
Carol

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foxymomma521 Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 5:53pm
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juleebug Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 6:05pm
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Thank you AfordRN. I got a phone call and had to step away before I could post the link.

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lnvarma Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 8:19pm
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I have some fondant monkeys in my photos area - it was my first time making animals out of fondant - it was really fun - I just kept redoing it till I got it right!

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baycheeks1 Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 8:39pm
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I made a monkey for a Jungle cake I did in January, I did look through pic on here...then just started making the pieces. They all pretty much stuck together. The worse part was trying to get the arms, legs, and ears the same size. It's not hard at all, look at pictures, have an idea in your head of what you want to make, mold the pieces, and stick them together. If you look at the picture of my cake, ther are several animals...some had wire, some didnt.
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