Should I Use Gum Paste Or Fondant To Mold People?

Decorating By CakeDevine Updated 9 Mar 2011 , 6:22am by CakeDevine

CakeDevine Posted 5 Mar 2011 , 6:45am
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I have a friend who is getting married in a month. She asked if I could make her a bride and a groom toppers that are edible. Last time I made a person with gum paste and it got cracked easily. Should I use half gum paste and half fondant mix? If you know any good website that offer tutorials on making people, please let me know. Thanks!

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FlourPots Posted 5 Mar 2011 , 9:06am
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Half & half would work...

I prefer fondant mixed with tylose...it doesn't dry as fast so you have time to work the piece till you're satisfied with it.
To prevent cracking, I like to microwave it first, then roll it into a smooth ball, then model whatever body part from that.


The BEST tutorials for figures can be purchased here: http://www.extraicing.co.uk/#/sugarcraft-tutorials/4542219227

elliebuff Posted 5 Mar 2011 , 6:21pm
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I also mix fondant with tylose powder and have had great luck with it (lots of examples in my pictures). I used the tutorials and mixture instructions from Lorraine at Extra Icing too--they are easy to follow and easy to apply to lots of different figures.

CakeDevine Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 6:22am
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Thank you! I will try both half fondant/half gum paste and fondant with tylose.

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