Help!!! Backyardigans!!

Decorating By mahal50881 Updated 26 Sep 2010 , 3:09pm by Occther

mahal50881 Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 5:42am
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Hi All!!! I'm hoping some of you can help me out here. I agreed to do this Backyardigan themed cakes but I have no idea how to do the rainbow fondant effect or how to make the figurines. I've tried to make figurines before, but they always come out looking smushed because my fondant bodies won't stay up while drying. Also, I can't get my arms to stay on. Does tanyone have any tips for the rainbow fondant effect or the figurines? Thanks in advance![/img]

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CWR41 Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 5:55am
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I've tried to make figurines before, but they always come out looking smushed because my fondant bodies won't stay up while drying.




Use gumpaste or a 50/50 mix of fondant and gumpaste.

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Also, I can't get my arms to stay on.




You could use royal icing, toothpicks, or plain 'ol water.

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Does tanyone have any tips for the rainbow fondant effect....




They are just stripes. Easier to apply individually than to cover an entire cake all at once. Have fun!!!

cakenutz Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 5:56am
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The rainbow is done by cutting strips of fondant. I would over lap one color slightly over the other to cut the edges that meet together. for your figures I would mix half gumpaste with your fondant iy dries much faster use toothpicks to attach limbs hope that helps

mahal50881 Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 2:46pm
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Thanks so much!!

Occther Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 3:09pm
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I use uncooked spagetti to attach arms. That way, the entire figure is edible.

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