hi all whats the best fondant to use when making a figure of a person? does anyone know a good recipe? how long will they last once made?
You're making the entire person/figure of fondant?
Probably not the best idea. At least use the 50/50 fondant/gumpaste mix.
Fondant doesn't get hard through and through unless you let it dry out for a loooooong time.
thankyou for your help i will try that later
Try modeling chocolate as well. It worked well for me.
how do you make modeling chocolate do you have the recipe please?
i suggest using 50/50 fondant/gumpaste mix too or just add tylose powder to your fondant until you have the right consistency. i have used modeling chocolate too... it is great, esp when you're covering rice crispy treats. it's really easy to blend, but it is also temp sensitive. if your hands are warm, the chocolate is likely to melt faster. i stuck mine in the frig to cool it down periodically.
here is the recipe i use and also some helpful hints. this link also addresses modeling chocolate troubleshooting. know that when your making it, you need a cool surface and patience... you can always fix a mistake when making mc! i love working with it... the possibilities are endless.
I purchased the modeling chocolate from www.cakesuppliesdepot.com . I do know you can make it yourself, but have not personally or I'd be glad to share the recipe.