I have hardly ever worked with fondant. I have a client you wants a cake with lots of different things on it. One thing being a dachsund dog... I was thinking of making one and putting it on top of the cake. Any advice on how to get started and on anything really will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time.
I'm making one next month for my mom's birthday cake. I planned to use Aine's technique for a dog, and modify it to look more like my mom's dog.
I've made 3 fondant figures so far. The first was just gumpaste and looked dry and cracked. I learned here to mix 1/2 gumpaste and 1/2 fondant. I tried that for my Hello Kitty and it worked great. The last figures I made were for my beach cake and I did the same thing again.
The link to aine's dog technique on youtube is:
I made a little one (like 2" long) for my friend's cake a couple of weeks ago. I made a 'sausage' for the body. Rolled a little cone (looked like a sideways snowcone) for the head. And made little 'snails' for the back legs and little sausages for the front legs. And had a tail.
When approaching figures, I use Bronwen Weber's advice: Everything can be broken down into "carrots" (cones), "sausages" (rods) and "balls". My problem before that was trying to create the whole thing from one wad of fondant/gp...LOL! BW's approach made them successful and me less stressful!
thank you all so much. The cake is for the 10th I am going to start practicing and hopefully I will be able to figure it out... If not I will come up with something else.