Need Help With Standing Figures!

Decorating By MissRobin Updated 20 Nov 2011 , 1:41pm by MissRobin

MissRobin Posted 19 Nov 2011 , 2:41pm
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Can anyone enlighten me on how to do a standing Bride and Groom! I have modeled alot of figures, but not sure how to do them standing. Do you let the legs dry first and then assemble?

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karateka Posted 19 Nov 2011 , 7:14pm
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Not sure how anyone else does it, but when I do standing figures I use a wire frame like a skeleton inside. That way I can poke the ends of the legs into a styrofoam block so they stand while I model onto the frame.

yums Posted 19 Nov 2011 , 7:42pm
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I've only done one (in my pics) it was a mommy to be standing on one leg. I used a dowel for that leg and then attached wire for the arms and other legs. Worked out great so I could push the dowel into the cake to hold her up. i also used modeling chocolate so I could handle it longer than gumpaste and flaws were easily fixable.

Price Posted 19 Nov 2011 , 8:07pm
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Most times I just use spagetti for the extra support they need to keep them upright. Yes, I think it works best to allow the legs to dry for awhile before adding the torso.

MissRobin Posted 20 Nov 2011 , 1:41pm
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Thank you! I appreciate your help!

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