Pumpkin Model

Lounge By JustGettinStarted Updated 14 Oct 2010 , 5:58pm by JustGettinStarted

JustGettinStarted Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 12:45am
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Okay I'm new to the modeling thing and I really want to start small. I friend's child wants a pumpkin cake with small pumpkins all over it. I'm wondering what to use?

I have orange MMF. Is that a good choice or should I use 50% MMF/50% Gumpaste? I've never done the mixture before...how does it affect the texture once dry? Is it really hard like gumpaste or just a little firmer than fondant? Thanks so much!

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elliebuff Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 1:01am
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Are the pumpkins just cut out silhouettes on the sides of the cake? If so, you can attach the fondant with a tiny bit of water. If they are 3D, I would add gumpaste. Maybe even more than 50% with MMF--it can be very soft. If you do that mixture, my experience is that it will get firm, but not rock hard. The longer they dry, the harder they are.

JustGettinStarted Posted 14 Oct 2010 , 5:58pm
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Okay thanks. I'm planning on doing small 3D ones, no bigger than an inch probably. If I let it sit for, say, a week, it'll still be edible right?

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