One of my friend has asked for a snowboarder couple wedding cake topper. I've never made human figurine, so this is going to be a first time for me.
Do you use gumpaste or modeling chocolate? (Never used modeling chocolate before either :(
She wants to store the figurine and wanted to know, how long do edible figurines last? How should they be stored properly? Air tight container, etc.?
Do you have any tutorials you could refer me to for fondant or gumpaste human figurines?
I have worked with both modeling chocolate and gumpaste and I far prefer gumpaste. Modeling chocolate gets too soft for my liking and I find that things sag. But there are also people who never use anything but modeling chocolate. So it is really personal preference.
But, if your bride wants to keep the items for an extended period of time, I would really use gumpaste as it gets hard as a rock and lasts for, well, maybe forever. I have gumpaste decorations on display cakes that are 10 years old.
As for tutorials ... I would browse around Pinterest!
I'd always used gum paste until I happened upon this video around Christmas time. The recipe she gives is ever so easy to model and it is all I use now. I used it to make the Christmas elf that she demonstrates, but I stored the remainder in the fridge and made another figure last month. It kept well, wrapped in the fridge, but as to how long it would keep as a momento keepsake, I don't have info on that. Gumpaste = forever, if kept from dust and light and humidity.
I might add, the kids like this better, since it tastes good. Don't imagine the couple wants to eat their snowboarders, though.
I all else fails...I would be delighted to make a wire snowboarder cake topper for you. Heather
Heather, those are really cute! And there definitely would be no issue about mold, dust or light! I love the others, too, especially the tandem bicycle. What a cute idea.