Help Making People From Fondant

Decorating By annastamps Updated 11 Jan 2011 , 1:26pm by BRATTYR

annastamps Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 10:19pm
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Hi all,

I'm brand new here, but I've been making cakes for friends and family about 2 1/2 years.

I need help to make people from fondant. I recently tried making a "Belle" figure from "Beauty and the Beast" for my 3-year old's birthday cake. Her skirt and top came out nicely, but when it came to the actual human parts, shoulders, arms, head/neck, hair, I completely failed. I've tried attaching a picture of the figure, but it doesn't seem to want to work for me.

Anyone have any advice for making human-like figures?


7 replies
AngelFood4 Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 2:42am
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aine2 has great tutorials on youtube. Just search out her name.

Also, you can buy molds for the body parts like ones found on (remove the underscores).

BRATTYR Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 2:57am
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good question, i dont know you could get molds for people!

Price Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 3:16am
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I agree that Aine2's tutorials are very, very good. You can also find Polymer clay books on line or in the craft stores that are really good for showing how to make the bodies. I love modeling with fondant. Hang in there and have fun playing around with different figures. You'll find the more you practice the better your figures will get.

annastamps Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 3:35am
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Thanks AngelFood4! I'll check them out.

annastamps Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 3:38am
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Thanks Price! I don't know why I didn't think of looking at clay modeling books before. I'll look into that.

icer101 Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 3:45am
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also, at our michaels, i have seen lately, body molds in the clay department.

BRATTYR Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 1:26pm
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i will have to check that out!!

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