Ugent Gumpaste ???!!! Please Help!

Decorating By bethangradford Updated 19 Mar 2010 , 7:31pm by ChoueiriCakeCo

bethangradford Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 12:32pm
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I'm pretty new to model making and someone has asked me to make a vw campervan cake topper, they want it height 7cm width 7cm and length 11cm.
Is using gumpaste the best way to make a topper this big, is there something different i can make it with that will dry quicker?
If not how long will something made out of gunpaste this big take to dry?
Is there a way to speed up the drying process?
They don't want to eat the figures they want to keep them "forever"
Any advice greatly appreciated!!

Thanks

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dalis4joe Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 12:39pm
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I would use modeling chocolate.... things that are too big re not done best with gumpaste.... hth icon_smile.gif

dalis4joe Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 12:41pm
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OR...

carve it out of foam and cover with gumpste or modeling chocolate.... that would be besty if they want to save it...

bethangradford Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 1:07pm
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Thanks that sounds great.
Just for future reference why is it not ideal to make something this big out of gumpaste?

tiggy2 Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 6:50pm
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You can also make it out RKT and cover with fondant

ChoueiriCakeCo Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 7:31pm
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Just for future reference why is it not ideal to make something this big out of gumpaste?




Gumpaste can get very heavy when you're making something this large, and will take much longer to dry, there may be some drooping and other problems. I agree with the foam method, it'll be much lighter, and will probably be easier to make what you need.

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