Figurines... Chocolate Or Fondant

Decorating By MomSgt Updated 2 May 2011 , 10:52pm by BRATTYR

MomSgt Posted 2 May 2011 , 10:09pm
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I need to make 6 figurines (comic book characters). They will be about 4-5 inches high with a fair amount of detail. They will be placed on top of one or more cakes. The figures are in different positions... some kneeling, some standing and some at a very awkward stance (sort of like a lunge). I need to know what would be better to sculpt these figures out of? Chocolate or fondant. How long do they need to "dry"? They need to be fairly sturdy. I will be placing them onto the cake at the venue and dont want to risk breakage or cracks. Has anyone worked with both mediums for sculpting?

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imagenthatnj Posted 2 May 2011 , 10:19pm
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I've only used fondant with some tylose. But I know some people have gone into using modeling chocolate and prefer that. Sometimes, it's mixed with marshmallow fondant 50/50. I am not sure if anyone is going to eat them, but the modeling chocolate ones will be tasty. And those don't need to dry for a long time. I think it's a matter of choice.

http://sugarsweetcakesandtreats.blogspot.com/2011/03/how-to-make-modeling-chocolate.html

http://sugarsweetcakesandtreats.blogspot.com/2011/03/kai-lan-figurine-workshop.html

cakeandpartygirl Posted 2 May 2011 , 10:44pm
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I would use modeling chocolate because you will be able to smooth the seams with the heat of your hands. I honestly don't think modeling chocolate ever dries but it firms up. I would make them at least a week ahead of time and put them in a cool place in a cardboard shoe box. it keeps the dust off but it won't hold the moisture in.

BRATTYR Posted 2 May 2011 , 10:51pm
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that is the best looking white modling chocolate i have seen, thanks for the link!

BRATTYR Posted 2 May 2011 , 10:52pm
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that is the best looking white modling chocolate i have seen, thanks for the link!

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