I have been asked to make a cake (8" square) with a chocolate lab dog on the top with a cup of Starbucks. Have you ever molded a dog like this? Did you use gumpaste, fondant or RKT?
I've been fortunate that the few things that I've molded have been successful. I've never tried anything like this. I looked for a mold and found one, but it was too big. I'd like to try to free hand this; I've looked for procedures on line but haven't found anything.
Any suggestions for success?
I made a yellow lab for a cake in Jan, it was more a "generic" dog model but I used characteristics of the labrador in question (e.g. collar, ear set, fat tummy, etc.). I based it off a YouTube video demo by a user called aine2, she's brilliant!! Here's the link:
The birthday girl was ecstatic with my model dog and she still has it sitting on a shelf in her kitchen
I wouldn't say it was specifically a labrador though (e.g. you wouldn't look at it and go LAB!!) but all the guests at the party knew the dog in question so there was no issue they all instantly recognised it as Carly.
ETA : sorry, I forgot to say, the model was about 4 inches tall and made out of sugarpaste (I think that's what they call fondant in the UK - you know, the stuff you cover a cake with) with CMC powder added to make it more stable and dry harder.
Thanks scubabe, I'll check that video out tonight.
Ooooh - OK just worked out....
you call it fondant, add gum tex and then call it gumpaste, so I think that is what you need to use