Blending The Arms.legs/neck Of Fondant Figures?

Decorating By rolosgirl Updated 13 Jun 2009 , 3:39am by Idreamofcakes

rolosgirl Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 12:34am
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When I make my pooh body, legs, arms and head out of the fondant/gumpaste mixture, and I attach the head/arms and legs..............

how do you blend the base of the arm/leg/head to the body?

What is the best way to do this?

Is there a special tool?

Just use your fingers?

Thanks again for helping a newbie out!!

6 replies
patticakesnc Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 12:38am
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I would like to know as well. Mine are always sectioned.

aligotmatt Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 12:40am
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There isn't a great way to blend fondant unless it's full on kneading. You'll want to create pieces that attach and look good. His shirt will help cover up the arm seams a bit.


Bonnell Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 12:43am
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I wonder if a little shortening on the fingertips would help? Haven't tried it but I will next time I make one.

patticakesnc Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 12:50am
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I have done that too and it helps especially with hiding cracking. But doesn't fully blend the way I would like it to.

kearniesue Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 2:25am
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I was wondering about that too. So.... you make the figure, and then put the clothes over it so the attached areas don't show?

Idreamofcakes Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 3:39am
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When i've tried the shortening on my fingers it just makes the fondant shiney where I touch it. Hopefully someone will have some good tips, but the only time i've seen the seams blended really well is when your using modeling chocolate...expensive chocolate, not the cheap stuff icon_mad.gif

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