forjenns Posted 22 Jul 2012 , 4:34am

I am planning for a bridal cake next week and would like to consider a 3-D bride with dress. I looked at the tutorial for making the body but I am not sure what to use. I am new and prefer the taste of either Satin Ice or Fondx but I find them to be so soft when putting on cakes I can't imagine trying to model a body from it.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Should I use Gumpaste? Would Wiltons be a little stiffer?

Thank you in advance.

Jennifer

4 replies
Price Posted 22 Jul 2012 , 5:24pm

I use Satin Ice with Tylose Powder added to make it easier to work with and harden quicker. I made a Bride and Groom using Satin Ice and Tylose and had no problems with them. Some people like a 50/50 mixture of Fondant and Gumpaste. I have also used that and it works well, but most of the time I just use the Satin Ice with Tylose.

chocolatefudgecakefan Posted 31 Jul 2012 , 12:10pm

Have you tried Artista Soft? Creates a beautiful finish and is very delicate. Will last for years too.
Non edible but used in the UK a lot.
Here is a link to one supplier: http://www.lindyscakes.co.uk/shop/Artista-Soft/. They ship all over the world quickly and reasonable priced too.

Millysweetdeals88 Posted 31 Jul 2012 , 1:00pm

I would advise to use fondant and gumpaste 50/50. This works well and it dries and hardens fast. You could also use just gumpaste but it becomes expensive if you have to make large pieces.

Pam1976 Posted 31 Jul 2012 , 2:19pm

I use Wilton brand for figures. I just add some Tylose to it. It's cheap!

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