1St Time Using Fondant To Make An Animal.....help!

Decorating By JanessaJo Updated 6 Dec 2010 , 6:05am by YOUnique_Cakes

JanessaJo Posted 5 Dec 2010 , 2:17pm
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Never used fondant....and now I need a horse. I would prefer the horse be standing and have its front legs on the fence I've made....but is the weight of the middle of the horse going to be too much for the legs? and do I use buttercreme to hold it together? I made the fence using almond bark....should I use that to hold it together instead?

Cake is due in 6 hrs...I need help fast!

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leah_s Posted 5 Dec 2010 , 2:32pm
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Fondant really isn't for this type of project. You'd need gumpaste.
even a 50/50 mix of fondant and gumpaste would take at least a day to dry. This is the sort of thing you need to complete several days or a week in advance. And you stick fondant to fondant with a wee bit of water or gum glue.

JanessaJo Posted 5 Dec 2010 , 2:34pm
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Crap! she changed the cake order 3 days ago and I didn't know what to do about a horse so i was looking for a plastic one just to stick on top and have had no luck, so I thought I could do this....any suggestions on what to do?

ngfcake Posted 5 Dec 2010 , 2:37pm
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They'll take more than 6 hrs to dry, but you could stick the body and legs together with a little bit of water and pieces of spaghetti or even a toothpick (just tell the recipients). You could even insert a toothpick inside the body to give it some support.

kearniesue Posted 5 Dec 2010 , 3:22pm
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Here's a thread with 'how to' for tons of figures. It might not help you here because of your timing issue, but you might use it in the future. Good luck!


brincess_b Posted 5 Dec 2010 , 3:30pm
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id make a swift change to a lying down horse!

JanessaJo Posted 5 Dec 2010 , 3:42pm
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:30 am Post subject:
id make a swift change to a lying down horse!

that is exactly what I was thinking....that horse is gonna be chillen in the grass lol

Coral3 Posted 6 Dec 2010 , 2:25am
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Definitely need more time for that! I use fondant for all my figurines, I just mix gum tragacanth powder into it for strength.

I guess you've completed the cake by now...what did you end up doing?

YOUnique_Cakes Posted 6 Dec 2010 , 6:05am
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I have made some pretty last minute figures. I use extra tylose in my fondant and if I were you I would use skewer stick to support the structure. I use my oven to help speed up the drying process. Just turn it to 200 for about 5 minutes, then open it and let it cool of to just a little warm then stick your figures in and turn on the oven light and leave over night. Then assemble when they have hardened some using the skewers. Well hope that helps. Best of luck to ya!

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