I've downloaded the the little cowboy boot template and have started to make them. I'm having a problem getting the top of the boots to stand while it's drying. Can anyone offer any suggestions. Thanks in advance.
Wish I could help. Here's a bump
Hi Lynn, I have not done this myself but I have read that you can use styrofoam to brace it while it dries. Hope it helps you!
That's my template. The trick is making sure you use a good fondant/gumpaste mix and make sure you do not roll it too thin. The thicker the better. Mine were almost thick enough that they stood on their own. I used cotton balls to help them but you could try a paper towel tube. If they are still wilting too much, try adding tylose to your mixture or making the mixture have more gumpaste and less fondant.
I don't know if you can see the thickness from this picture.
I just made those recently and used a plastic bottle to let them firm up then i attached them to the soles. I used cotton balls in the toes to keep the form.
Thanks Kathyscc. I think the problem is the gum paste isn't thick enough. I'll go and make it thicker.