I am making a little man for a cake this weekend and I am very new to this. His arms are falling off and so are his shoes. How can I hold him together? Royal icing? Buttercream? Super glue? LOL He has a spaghetti skeleton, but it's breaking in some places. Any advice would be VERY helpful! Thanks!
you make sugar supports, by rolling ur gumpaste into small thin 'sticks' and allowing these to dry and then using them as support. spagetti i find is very flimsy, most people use cocktail sticks as gumpaste decorations are not normally eaten. I usualy use 'sugar glue' as my glue, its a mix of tylose /cmc powder and water, you can find recipes for them on this site, usually water works too. The gumpaste figurine is a difficult one to get right, as the parts can be heavy in there own right and without support, Will fall off. so it can be a good idea to use inside supprt, as well as outside untill the gumpaste has dried firmly together, Most people i beleive use sponge, so not to distort the shape of the figure.
Hi, welcome to the addiction of fondant modeling!
I normally make edible glue by adding about 1/4 tsp of Tylose powder to about 2 Tbsp. of warm water. When you first mix the Tylose into the water it will look like a mess, but If you leave it sit for alittle while, it will become a nice clear glue. Be careful not to use too much glue or the pieces will slide apart before they dry.
I normally use spagetti as support to attach the head to the body, but also use a little of the edible glue to hold the head in place.
Are you making a figure that is sitting or standing, and how large is your figure going to be?