How To Make Standing Gumpaste Figures

Decorating By yums Updated 6 Jul 2010 , 2:16pm by Omicake

yums Posted 6 Jul 2010 , 1:29pm
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Hi all, I was asked to make this cake topper for a baby shower

<a href=''><img src='' alt='Pink Cake Box Cake'></a>

Can anyone give me tips for making a standing figure? Especially one that is on one leg. Since her leg is so skinny I'm not sure how to support her standing to dry but if I lay her down how will I get the angles right and not have a flat side? I checked youtube but couldn't find anything like what I was looking for. Thank you in advance for any help!

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karateka Posted 6 Jul 2010 , 1:50pm
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I couldn't get your link to work but I've seen on Cake Boss his decorators using wire frames to make standing figures. They then mold the gumpaste/modeling chocolate around the wire frame and it can stand as it dries.

yums Posted 6 Jul 2010 , 1:56pm
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Hmmmm........I can't get that link to work either! It is on pinkcakebox under celebrations in gallery. 2nd page-5over and 3 down. Does he make the whole thing at once? I'm afraid it will take me too long to get it the way I want and the gumpaste will start to dry.

karateka Posted 6 Jul 2010 , 2:07pm
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A lot of their figures are done with modeling chocolate, probably for that reason.

I'd first do the wire frame, then the body parts, then the dress. The stroller should be fairly easy to do.

If you need to keep a part from drying, you could wrap it in cling wrap as you work on something else, maybe...

yums Posted 6 Jul 2010 , 2:10pm
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I will definately give the modeling chocolate a try- yeah I', not too worried about the stroller and I figured if she doesn't stand well by herself that should give her some support. Thank you so much!

Omicake Posted 6 Jul 2010 , 2:16pm
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There was a post about this subject not so long ago,maybe last month.

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