I am planning on making some backyardigan characters and I don't have much experience making characters.
Would you suggest modeling chocolate or fondant/gumpaste and do you have some good steps to follow? The characters are not going to be larger than about 3/4 inches tall.
If you would say modeling chocolate is there a good recipe for this?
Thanks for all the advice!
I really like to use candy clay to make my characters but I've found you have to work fast because it tends to melt in your hands. I did the Wubbzy characters in my pics with candy clay and it set up really nicely. the biggest benefit for me was that you can melt the peices together where you have to glue them with fondant or gumpaste.
Thanks for that information, I haven't heard of candy clay before in Canada, where is it available?
i'm not sure where to buy it but it is super simple to make! check this out...
I've used the candy melts you can get at Bulk Barn. Melt with corn syrup. I'm not sure on the ratio though.
There are different recipes with different ratios - they all work, you just get different consistencies !
10 oz package of candy melts
1/3 cup corn syrup
I have seen others that say 12-14 oz chocolate chips and 1/3 -1/2 cup corn syrup.