Gumpaste/fondant Figurines

Decorating By MissBlu Updated 11 Oct 2010 , 11:40pm by momvarden

MissBlu Posted 10 Oct 2010 , 10:09pm
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I hope some one can guide me in the right direction for making a gum paste/Fondant figurine... I am using 50/50 mix - I am not sure if I am using the right ratio. The issue I am having is sculpting a smooth face. The one head I already made seemed ok with some very minor cracks, once it dried - it looked like it "aged" 30 years.

TIA for your help.

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tcwheeler Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 7:23pm
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Sounds like your mixture is too dry to me. In the paste, I have used Wilton's fondant and also MMF to make my figurines. I added Tylose powder to my MMF to give it more stability; Wilton fondant is ok as-is. icon_smile.gif I also work with shortening on my hands. I keep them nice and greasy while making my figurines. haha

tcwheeler Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 7:24pm
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oops...typo. *In the past,*

russette80 Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 7:26pm
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I only use MMF and add Tylose powder, never cracks and is sooo smooth. I will not use anything else for characters. I will only use gumpaste for flowers.

Coral3 Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 9:17pm
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Work with a little shortening on your hands, that should help a lot. I use fondant mixed with a little gum tragacanth (about 1 tsp per 500g fondant) for all my figurines, and that works well for me.

momvarden Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 9:33pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by arussette

I only use MMF and add Tylose powder, never cracks and is sooo smooth. I will not use anything else for characters. I will only use gumpaste for flowers.




do you know how much tylose to mmf you use off the top of your head? if you don't mind. i have tried doing this before and it did not seem to make a difference for me.

MissBlu Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 10:17pm
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Thanks for all the info = )

tcwheeler Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 10:21pm
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If you look at some of the tuts on youtube about fondant figurines, you'll see it's a pinch. So, I don't know exact amount that I use but you can feel the difference. icon_smile.gif

momvarden Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 11:40pm
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thank you!

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