I've worked with fondant quite often lately. I understand how it works and all that. My question is, how would I go about making human-like figures? Every time I've attempted this I always have a hard time. The fondant sags and I can't get anything to stay where I want them to. Especially appendages. Arms are my issue usually. They fall off most of the time. I use MM fondant. I've tried adding the powder to make it harden faster but it still gives me problems. Recently I used modeling chocolate to create a yoda figure. The arms gave me issues too. So any advise would be appreciated. Thank you.
You need to use at least 50/50 mixture of gumpaste and fondant then work in stages , letting parts dry before going on.
If the figure is not meant to be eaten, I will often insert a piece of spaghetti in the appendage to be attached. Sometime I use melted candy wafers to secure the attachment since it tends to set quickly. HTH.