Having Trouble With My Figurines!!!

Decorating By awestervelt Updated 25 Jan 2011 , 3:20pm by bobhope

awestervelt Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 1:44am
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What medium do you use to make your figurines out of? I am suppose to make a monkey for a banana cake but the last time I did this the monkeys arm kept comming off or they would break at the "elbow joint" I am really struggling with this and it's stressing me out. I do not want this monkey to come off the cake this time and break before I get it delivered!!! Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

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Vanessa7 Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 1:55am
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I make my figurines out of 50/50 gumpaste and fondant mix. Since I work full time and do cakes on the side, I usually make them a week ahead of time so they have plenty of time to dry. Just be sure to support any of the more vulnerable areas until they are completely dry. Good luck!

icer101 Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 2:00am
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icer101 Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 2:03am
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here is another



FlourPots Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 3:10am
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I use MMF + tylose powder...it works great.

Bskinne Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 3:24am
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I use straight gumpaste. Are you making one solid piece, or separate pieces? You can glue pieces together with glue made from the gumpaste or 50/50 mix disolved in water, or use toothpicks to anchor pieces. And make sure you give them ample drying time.

bobhope Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 3:20pm
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gumpaste for me... icon_smile.gif

bobbie

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