Timing For Gum Paste/tylose/ Fondant Figurines

Decorating By Lynne3 Updated 11 Jun 2012 , 9:55pm by kakeladi

Lynne3 Posted 11 Jun 2012 , 1:17am
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I have seen absolutely beautiful figurines made by cake central members. How much in advance can you make those figurines? If they can be made long ahead of time, how do you store them until they go on the cake?

I get amazed at the talent here! I want to learn about the timing

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TexasSugar Posted 11 Jun 2012 , 2:47pm
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I made a few things that I held on to for years! The colors will fade/dull a little over time, but other wise the looked fine.

I store them in a card board box, to keep dust off. Also you want to keep them out of florescent lights and sun light.

Making them a month or more in advance would be prefectly fine. icon_smile.gif

Lynne3 Posted 11 Jun 2012 , 6:49pm
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Thanks for the response. I have a lot of things to make and only a few people want "permanent toppers" which I make out of polymer clay.

The gumpaste figurines take time. I like making them when I have a free calm moment.

Do you use fondant/tylose, or gumpaste?

kakeladi Posted 11 Jun 2012 , 9:55pm
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.....The gumpaste figurines take time. Do you use fondant/tylose, or gumpaste?

Ive made them from both depending on the figure - again the size and complexity. I do prefere fondant as it is more forgiving but has a few limitations.
A 50/50 mix is very good icon_smile.gif

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