flayvurdfun Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 5:02am
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I have been asked many times about these, so I thought I would post. Any questions contact me.....

Happy Baking~

Bubblegum buddies


Bubblegum balls (small or large)
Wax or parchment paper
Flower nail (optional)
Tips 1, 3, 7, 21 (most popular)
Royal Icing (medium to thick consistency)

Note: some people I know that do these do one at a time (hence the flower nail) my aunt just pulls a long sheet of paper out on the counter and does it like an assembly line. Its quicker, and easier for herthis way as you let them dry they all get the same drying time.

1)  With tip 21, make a ring of royal icing. The ring should be about ½ inch wider then the gumball, so it will hold the ball and the decorations. Let dry 15-20 mins.
2)  With tip 7, make the legs/paws of the animal. Go from the bottom of the ball to the middle and come down and angled out (the out will be the foot/paw), depending on the animal you are doing, you need to put a ball of icing in between the front legs to form front paws. (If you are doing a baby you would got to the top of the bent knees and pipe out arms from the bent knee area to almost the tummy. You would use tip 1 (or 2 or 3) to add fingers)
3)  With tip 7, make the head (round circle), cheeks, ears. Flatten the balls slightly that will be the cheeks, (for detail). (For people you would pipe ears with tips 1,2 or3)
4)  With tip 3, add nose, and with tip 1 add the eyes.
5)  Add detail from here mane, bows, etc.
6)  Let them dry at least overnight. You can package them up the next morning if you have to.

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teresa61625 Posted 11 Aug 2010 , 5:34am
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I think I have seen some of these before...but I was wondering if you have any pictures? I would love to see them. Thanks

ElectricCook Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 2:20am
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Thanks for the instructions.

bobwonderbuns Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 6:12pm
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Thanks for the instructions, do you have any pix of them?

KHalstead Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 2:54pm
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if you google "bubblegum buddies" on google images you'll get 100's of photos!!

teresa61625 Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 7:02am
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Thank you KHalstead..I will look there!

didavista Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 9:37am
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This is the first that I have seen or heard of these....they are sooo cute. I wonder what the backs look like, are they finished looking at all or not. I guess that would depend on what you want to do with them

CookieCrazy_grozzie11 Posted 10 Oct 2010 , 9:37am
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WOW, a whole new world I didnt know about ! Thanks.

Kaykaymay Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 6:54pm
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I saw them!! awww so cute! Thanks for the instructions flayvurdfun.

lecie Posted 6 Nov 2010 , 12:34am

Thanks for shsring, this is something totaly new to me. I have only used fondant and gumpaste. Im looking forward to try that.

mcdonald Posted 7 Nov 2010 , 6:36pm

these are a cute idea

motherofgrace Posted 8 Nov 2010 , 11:53pm

I tried it out![/img]

motherofgrace Posted 8 Nov 2010 , 11:57pm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetheartconfections/5159245409/

oops lol

snohope Posted 25 Apr 2011 , 1:57am

Those are adorable! Thanks for sharing the instructions.

bluesavannah Posted 25 Apr 2011 , 2:18am

Saw these in candy shop for 2.50 each! Wish my kids were younger so I could get away with making my own for Easter baskets!

susie1 Posted 25 Apr 2011 , 2:42am

Thanks for the instructions. Can't wait to try them. Looks like fun.

a_kelly Posted 11 Feb 2012 , 6:46pm

Thanks for the instructions!

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