Fondant Baby Animala

Decorating By Rory1547 Updated 24 Feb 2010 , 8:09pm by Price

Rory1547 Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 2:21pm
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How do you make baby animals from fondant, HELP

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cakesbybert Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 2:39pm
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You will need to add some tylose powder to the fondant to make it stiffer and better able to hold its shape. Just think of the fondant as modeling clay or play dough and make the animals as you would using those materials. Look through the galleries and look at pictures of what others have done on this site. There is really no wrong or right way to make these - do what ever gets you the look YOU want. Good luck and have fun.

kitty122000 Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 6:15pm
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I find I work best by looking through pictures and finding what I want my animals to look like, then I print the pictures out and sit down and go for it! there are tutorial for a few animals on youtube.com

redpanda Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 6:22pm
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Another useful resource is books on creating figures from clay. The baby jungle animals on one of my cakes were from a polymer clay book from the library.

I used Satin Ice fondant with some Wilton Gumtex powder mixed in to help it to harden faster.

Price Posted 24 Feb 2010 , 8:09pm
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I suggest looking at Lorraine McKay's work. (Aine2) She has some great tutorials. I started by using the Polymer Clay books as a guide. They are a great resource.

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