Making Characters

Decorating By scratchdog Updated 29 Sep 2009 , 10:53am by Tee-Y

scratchdog Posted 27 Sep 2009 , 1:14am
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What is the best product to make characters out of? I have used 50/50 fondant and gum paste and the characters crack by morning, plus as I am making them I cannot blend them (e.g the nose into the face etc.) I have used marzipan I like that. How about molding chocolate? Can you buy that or do I make it? Is there a great book to buy on this topic? Thanks for your help icon_sad.gif

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rainyone Posted 28 Sep 2009 , 2:22pm
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I like the tutorials from Aine2 - she sells a few of them on her website http://www.extraicing.co.uk/. very easy to refer to and the step by step helps

she has a youtube chanell as well with some free videos as well
http://www.youtube.com/user/aine2?blend=1&ob=4
I used gumpaste and fondant mixed together- I have also used tylose powder mixed with the fondant as well....

FlourPots Posted 28 Sep 2009 , 9:08pm
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I prefer MMF mixed with tylose.

miny Posted 28 Sep 2009 , 9:25pm
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For this, I love Wilton fondant because is great for figurines and people won't eat them anyway

msulli10 Posted 28 Sep 2009 , 9:37pm
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If the figures are large, I mold it out of rice krispy treats and put fondant over them. I did that with the animals on my Zoo Crew cake which you can look at if you want. I found that they were much lighter than making the whole thing out of fondant and I didn't want them putting so much weight on the cake. Plus, when they dried, they kept their shape. But if you are doing smaller figures, I would use fondant and tylose powder. I agree with you that the Wilton fondant works well for this purpose.

Tee-Y Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 10:53am
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I use 70% gumpaste to 30% fondant cos I had the cracking problem too but not anymore.

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