Fondant Fgures.

Decorating By cryssi45 Updated 10 Sep 2011 , 6:26pm by regymusic

cryssi45 Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 3:01pm
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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. icon_smile.gif

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kakeladi Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 3:17pm
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You need to use at least 50/50 mixture of gumpaste and fondant then work in stages , letting parts dry before going on.

regymusic Posted 10 Sep 2011 , 6:26pm
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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.

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