Fondant People Tutorials?

Decorating By ramie7224 Updated 26 Oct 2009 , 2:09am by Cristi-Tutty

ramie7224 Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 4:39pm
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I need to make a couple of disney princess characters for an upcoming birthday cake and I am TERRIBLE at faces. I've only found one tutortial on making faces (it was aine2's). Does anyone know of any other tutorials or have any specific advice for modeling fondant faces? I would use a mold, but I can't seem to find quite what I'm looking for.

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lainalee Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 5:09pm
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I was going to suggest aine2, so here's a bump. Would love to see more of these too. icon_smile.gif

KHalstead Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 5:13pm
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here's one from another CC member

http://www.how2cakes.com/face.html

7yyrt Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 5:51pm
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This is for a skull, but add a little flesh and it might do. Artists claim you need a good working knowledge of anatomy to draw or sculpt good people.
http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/castle/dinkoskull.html
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elliebuff Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 6:08pm
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I don't know if you have time to do this, but there are a few books out showing faces in detail. Lindy Smith or Debbie Brown are a couple that come to mind.

I ended up buying books from both of them, but I checked the Lindy Smith book out from the library before I decided to purchase. I was surprised at how many cake decorating books there were at the library...but I'm sure that varies by city.

Debbie Brown does some enchanted character books that give some great ideas for the rest of the body as well...just things that bring the look together.

elliebuff Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 6:09pm
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7yyrt--that skull tutorial is great!!! I will have to bookmark that one...

7yyrt Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 6:10pm
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Check the rest of the site too - it's an amazing one.

ramie7224 Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 11:08pm
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Thanks so much for all of the suggestions. I saw in the cheap cakers thread that some people use doll heads to make their own molds. I may pick up a knock off disney doll from the dollar store and try that!

Cristi-Tutty Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 1:01am
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which princess are you looking for?

Win Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 1:14am
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The face molds in the clay aisle of your local hobby store work great to get you started. They are inexpensive if you have the ability to use a coupon and get it 40% to 50% off.

bobwonderbuns Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 1:15am
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Lindy Smith has fondant people tutorials in some of her books if you have those available.

ramie7224 Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 1:23am
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

Lindy Smith has fondant people tutorials in some of her books if you have those available.


Christi Tutty- I'm specifically looking for Snow White and maybe Cinderella also.

bobwonderbuns Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 1:25am
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

Lindy Smith has fondant people tutorials in some of her books if you have those available.

Christi Tutty- I'm specifically looking for Snow White and maybe Cinderella also.



I think for those you would need to look at Debbie Brown's books -- she does a lot of fairy tale cakes.

Cristi-Tutty Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 1:42am
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I found this but it is not modelling...I am sorry http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Make-A-Doll-Cake
hope it helps

Cristi-Tutty Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 2:09am
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