Fondant/gumpaste Person

Decorating By melissamurphy Updated 18 May 2010 , 2:02am by FlourPots

melissamurphy Posted 18 May 2010 , 12:16am
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Does anyone know of a tutorial or a website anything at this point on how to make a person from fondant?? I am having a very hard time and I need to make it look good. Please can anyone help me..... icon_cry.gif

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FlourPots Posted 18 May 2010 , 12:53am
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YouTube has alot of helpful tutorials...but these are the absolute best:

ttehan4 Posted 18 May 2010 , 1:08am
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Try the clear plastic chocolate molds for people. They are around 2 bucks each and super easy to use. There is a man, woman, and a child mold. Each mold has separate body parts and fondant or gumpaste is easily pushed in the mold and then you put the body together.

I am actually making people with it tonight. This is the second time Ive used it and it works like a charm.

Price Posted 18 May 2010 , 1:12am
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I agree Lorraine McKay is the best! What type of person are you trying to make? Little girl, boy, sitting, standing?

melissamurphy Posted 18 May 2010 , 1:23am
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I am trying to make 2 standing up men and then I have to make a pregnant lady.

tmgarcia_98 Posted 18 May 2010 , 1:25am
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I have never used them, but in the Michael's in my town, they have people molds in the clay department.

mbark Posted 18 May 2010 , 1:29am
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great idea to use the chocolate people molds! I love making things out of fondant but people are sooo challenging, I definitely could use help icon_redface.gif

Price Posted 18 May 2010 , 1:37am
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First of all, what are you using for the modeling? Gumpaste, Fondant with Tylose, Candy Clay?

I like to use Fondant with tylose. It gives me a little longer to work before it hardens. For the standing men, you are going to want to put something in their legs to give a little extra support, like spagetti or toothpicks. Make the legs first and let them dry a while before adding the weight of the torso. Too much weight on the legs right away will cause them to squish down and wrinkle.

I don't know how much time you have before you need the figures, but you might want to invest in a couple of Lorraine's tutorials. Sculpy clay books are also very helpful, and I also like Debbie Brown's books.

melissamurphy Posted 18 May 2010 , 1:40am
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Thank you all so much for all your help. I am looking into Lorraine's tutorials right now and I think that is the way I am going to go. I want them to look good. Thank you all again

FlourPots Posted 18 May 2010 , 2:02am
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I just posted a pregnant woman today and I wrote (and showed pics) on this thread:
about my first time making one.

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