I'm planning a cake and want to make fondant figures to put on it, but don't know where to start. I was thinking of using mmf (which I've used before for covering and decorating.) I've hear of Tylose? Would I add this to make the fondant harden? Also, how far in advance do I make the figures. Will I need supports inside?
Here is a pic of a cake with figures similar to the ones I thinking of making.
Each animal is made up of letters. I gues I will make the letters seperatly and then how would I attach them together? Also how are the other pieces like legs attached?
Any advice or resources will be greatly appriciated!!!
you can use MMF, but gum paste dries faster. You can add Tylose, it does help the fondant dry out faster. or you can mix part fondant & part gum paste. It is all up to you & how well each works for you. Everyone has their own preference. You can make figures weeks in advance and once dry keep them in air tight containers. There are a lot of How to videos on You Tube about making figures. I suggest searching & watching some of those. A lot are made of separate pieces, and "glued" together by using water, RI, etc .. before it is dried, once it is a little wet it will stick. Maybe someone else can help out more. HTH Good luck
Hi there, I haven't used MMF for figures. But I'm sure you can use it. Add 1/2 a teaspoon of Tylose/CMC powder to 250g of fondant. Or use 50/50 mix of fondant and gumpaste.
The place to start is aine2! Here is her blog and the website links. She has few online tutorial that you can buy.
I prefer adding tylose to my fondant or using a mixture of fondant and gumpaste. I use the Wilton fondant and Satin Ice gumpaste to make my figures and flowers.