Gumpaste V Modeling Paste V Fondant V Clay......

Decorating By shari22 Updated 27 Jun 2009 , 2:43pm by ibmoser

shari22 Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 6:42pm
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I'd like to know what you recommend to practice modeling figures?

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gloria Posted 27 Jun 2009 , 4:58am
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If you're not detailed - gumpaste as it dries rather quickly.

fondant - takes days.

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joaaaann Posted 27 Jun 2009 , 5:08am
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Chocolate clay is a good option. It's easy to make and is tasty. Holds shape really well. There's a recipe listed on CC for it.

Sugarflowers Posted 27 Jun 2009 , 5:15am
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My favorite is a 50/50 mix of fondant and gumpaste. The gumpaste allows for quicker set up time, while the fondant gives a little more working time. I love using chocolate clay for some things because it's so easy to use and normally requires no glue. This is my own version that I call chocolate leather though.


ibmoser Posted 27 Jun 2009 , 2:43pm
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Another aspect to consider is that chocolate clay can be "reused". It does solidify to hold its shape well, but it can also be smooshed up, kneaded, and re-used for practice purposes. Probably won't want to eat it after several trials icon_lol.gif , but......

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