Very Short Spiky Hair On Gp Figure?

Decorating By kathyw Updated 13 Apr 2012 , 12:40am by mcaulir

kathyw Posted 12 Apr 2012 , 5:15pm
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I'm trying to nake a gumpaste figure of a woman with very short spiky hair. Any suggestions on how to do it?

Thanks so much.

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SRumzis Posted 12 Apr 2012 , 5:43pm
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I would use royal icing piped with a grass tip. I'd wait til the gumpaste was completely dry though. Hth

BlueRose8302 Posted 12 Apr 2012 , 5:48pm
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Yes--grass tip with royal icing!

cakemama2010 Posted 12 Apr 2012 , 6:03pm
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I always use fondant or gumpaste and squeeze it through the garlic can get any length for the most part and still be able to fiddle with it to get it to look right on your figure.

icer101 Posted 12 Apr 2012 , 6:20pm
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I use fondant/gp mixed. Use the clay extruder. I extrude a small amt. out, then using my fingers tear it away from the extruder. This way ,it is much finer than cutting it off and using the ends that protrude first. hope i make sense. I do this way, when i make grass also. After i pull it off from the protruder, then i take a small knife and cut below the thin strands as to how much i need to use.

kathyw Posted 12 Apr 2012 , 7:38pm
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Thanks for the suggestions. I will give them a try.

kathyw Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 12:14am
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I tried it with the extruder. How do you stick the little pieces on so they stick up straight? Thanks.

mcaulir Posted 13 Apr 2012 , 12:40am
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I did one recently of a man whose hair was spiky on top. I cut a few pieces of very thin gumpaste, and laid it on the head, with each layer being a bit further back than the one before. Then I cut spikes in the layers with sharp scissors and stood them up.

That sounds confusing, I hope it makes sense!

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