What To Use For Figures....fondant? Gumpaste? Mix Of Both?

Decorating By rolosgirl Updated 14 Jun 2009 , 9:15am by merrywood

rolosgirl Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 5:29pm
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So, to make the pooh, piglet, tigger figures, is it best to use all fondant?

mix fondant with gunpaste?

or just gumpaste?

when do you use what?

Thanks again.....from the newbie! icon_biggrin.gif

5 replies
Rosie2 Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 5:46pm
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I recommend gumpaste. Fondant is too soft and it may not dry...the first time I made a bunny I used fondant and it stayed soft for a long time.

FionaB Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 1:22pm
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I use modelling paste, which is fondant with tylo/ gumtragacanth added. two teaspoons to a lb of fondant.

glendaleAZ Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 8:27pm
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I'm with FionaB -- that's how I make my figures.

icer101 Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 8:36pm
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i use fondant and gumpaste mix.. if they are normal size project.. if they are tall.. like people,etc. i use pastiallage.. i make myself.. in my photos.. the charm city cake. all the project on top is pastiallage.. hth

merrywood Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 9:15am
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I tried to make a golfer to put on a cake for my BIL. It was SO heavy! And it wasn't very big - maybe three inches. Everyone here makes such adorable cute little figures. How do you keep them from being so heavy that they sink into the cake?

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