Help With Gum Paste/fondant Figure Modeling!!!

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Lindakay Posted 2 May 2011 , 4:19pm
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I would love your tips--your work is FANTASTIC!

dg10148 Posted 2 May 2011 , 4:43pm
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Do you give classes. I would love your tips. [email protected]
Your work is FANTASTIC

tigachu Posted 2 May 2011 , 5:18pm
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I too would like your tips! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledgeicon_smile.gif

luntus Posted 2 May 2011 , 6:14pm
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I hate to add to the number.... but would you please include me as well, please.
thanks so much!

FlourPots Posted 2 May 2011 , 7:08pm
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Ok, ladies...I think I've covered everyone thumbs_up.gif

mlwideman Posted 2 May 2011 , 7:32pm
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I would love to get your tips as well FlourPots. Your figure modeling is fantastic! Thanks in advance.

instant-gratificaketion Posted 2 May 2011 , 7:35pm
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I'm late to the party, but if you don't mind, FlourPots? I'm such a beginner. icon_biggrin.gif

Ana2466 Posted 2 May 2011 , 8:30pm
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Flourpots, can you please send me your tips too. Your work is extremely beautiful!

SweetMelissa730 Posted 2 May 2011 , 9:43pm
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I see you already have a giant list so I'll understand if I don't get a reply... but I'd love to receive your tips as well. Thanks.

mena2002 Posted 2 May 2011 , 10:01pm
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FlourPots I would love to receive your tips too, your work is amazing!

annie53 Posted 2 May 2011 , 10:03pm
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Any chance you could add me too?
Your work is sooo good!

Linda2010 Posted 3 May 2011 , 3:59am
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I think the weather and humidity have a lot to do with the cracks on the figures.

I live in a very warm and humid weather and have to keep my figures at the same temperature all the time, untill they dry completely otherwise they crack.

FlourPots Posted 3 May 2011 , 4:38am
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I live in heat & humidity too, which I despise (whole other story)...

For me, using MMF + tylose + a microwave is the answer to cracking.

I honestly don't even notice the weather when I model something.
My fondant performs the same any time of the year.

(A member at Flickr posted pics of her pieces literally melting from the humidity...she was using gumpaste & fondant mixed...I've never had that happen either).

goddessa12 Posted 3 May 2011 , 5:00am
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Can I jump on the Flourpots bandwagon and get your tips please?

jadedlogic Posted 3 May 2011 , 5:17am
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Could I get the tips as well please!? Thanks icon_smile.gif

Joanna1 Posted 3 May 2011 , 11:27am
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Wow! amazing work FlourPots.

I would love to learn from your tips if you don't mind. Thank you icon_smile.gif

charmed1212 Posted 4 May 2011 , 9:06pm
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Thank goodness I found this! I am going crazy because I attempted to make a gumpaste figure today. Boy was it a disaster. It was held together by toothpicks icon_surprised.gif and had so many cracks in it. icon_cry.gif

I would love some tips FlourPots! If you would PM me that would be great!


nanamama Posted 4 May 2011 , 9:41pm
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me too! me too! Flourpots I would love to have your tips.

zespri Posted 4 May 2011 , 10:43pm
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Flourpots, I feel a tad guilty asking to be added to your list as you're probably flat out PM'ing everyone like crazy. But I remember your pregnant lady thread from some months ago and how amazingly educational it was, so I think you could surely teach me something about modelling. So please, could you send to me also? Thanks very much!

FlourPots Posted 5 May 2011 , 3:11am
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Ok...sent everyone, I think!

zespri...I don't mind, really.
I've learned so much from people willing to share on this site...if I could ever help, I'm happy to.

My concern is that the information isn't as great as everyone was expecting!

Speaking of the prego thread...I almost fell over when Lorraine herself posted, hahaha...I felt like such a wanna-be compared to the master!!

zespri Posted 5 May 2011 , 3:23am
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Your work is so smooth and neat FlourPots, that I think we all hope your tips and tricks might hold the secret to it. More than likely you just have natural talent for it, but some of us need all the advice we can get, so it is definitely appreciated, thank you so much for taking the time to help icon_smile.gif

Yes, I remember when Lorraine popped in and you were speechless... lol! She was impressed, that had to be a boost to the ego!

SAHCaker Posted 5 May 2011 , 3:28am
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Flourpots, can you please e-mail me your secrets to great figure modeling at [email protected]? I love your work!

kim19 Posted 5 May 2011 , 3:28am
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Hi flourpots, wondering if you could include me on the pm?? I have to work on a 'two peas in a pod' theme and i would love any tips you could provide?? Thank youicon_smile.gif My email is [email protected]

kim19 Posted 5 May 2011 , 3:30am
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Hi again flourpots, I didn"t realise I could receive PM on here as I'm so new to this!! You can PM me on here as well, thank youicon_smile.gif

FlourPots Posted 5 May 2011 , 3:41am
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No boost, I swear I wanted to take back everything I had posted. I was embarassed that she saw it!!

(You're very welcome, by the way)

kim & jennykim...I've just sent it.

ginger6361 Posted 5 May 2011 , 3:57am
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Me too please!!

zespri Posted 5 May 2011 , 7:13am
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I am just reading your notes as I am about to try and make a dragon. I just nuked it for the first time due to your advice, how much easier is that!! It was a breeze to knead it to a usable state. A question about that though, you've said:
* The prepared/colored fondant will definitely have to be microwaved again to get any kind of smooth finish. But I only do that when I'm ready to make the final piece.
Before that, I work with the colored fondant UNmicrowaved, to create a rough example of what I'll be modeling, or sometimes I use other spare fondant if I have it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Do you mean you roughly shape it, then microwave it before putting on the finishing touches? Or are you saying that you do a practice run with a throwaway piece of fondant?

Sam_paggers Posted 5 May 2011 , 9:03am
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Hi Flourpots,

Can i ask what extruder you are using for the hair? My extruder is looking a bit sorry for its self and isnt the easiest thing to work with!!
sam xx

FlourPots Posted 5 May 2011 , 9:08am
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After I roughly shape something, that same piece gets squashed down and microwaved, and I make the piece all over again, with the fondant nice and warm and smooth.
instead of doing it that way, I'll use spare fondant to make the rough example, but switch to the prepared/colored fondant to microwave and make the finished piece..the spare will get squashed down and added back to a spare pile, or thrown out.

FlourPots Posted 5 May 2011 , 9:17am
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Originally Posted by Sam_paggers

Hi Flourpots,

Can i ask what extruder you are using for the hair? My extruder is looking a bit sorry for its self and isnt the easiest thing to work with!!
sam xx

This lady posted lots of great pics that show off the extruder I use:

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