Hi, I am doing a small cake for my niece who is getting married next month. She wants a simple fondant covered cake but asked me if I could make a figurine topper for them and it would be of her the "princess bride" and he would be a "dragon" and she wants to be kissing his nose. I have never made figurines and I told her that but I also said I would at least give it a try.
I just went through over 100 pages of images on here from searching "dragon toppers" and I found this image by CC memeber "becauseimagirl" which is beautiful. It is the red dragon. I have sent her a pm to ask for any advice she can give.
I also found this beautiful white/gold dragon by a company in England "caketoppers. uk"
So I have those images as a guide. I wonder if you could advise what would be the best medium to use? Fondant...fondant/gumpaste 50/50 ... modelling chocolate...rice krispies etc. etc.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
Depending on size I love to use 50/50 fondant/gumpaste or fondant with Tylose powder. It stiffens up the fondant and helps it dry quicker and stronger.
If I'm making something large then I may use some RKT, but for a wedding cake topper I'd just stick to the above.
There are a lot of great utube tutorials out there, I've learned a lot just from watching them. Just do a google search for utube free tutorials with whatever you want to see and a ton of them will come up.
Thanks so much....I never thought of youtube!