I need to make a despicable me agnes figure and I have made the head of of rice krispie treats but as I add the icing to cover it gets heavier. I need to support the head so it does not squash her smaller body and I tried a dowel but the weight makes it go right through the top!
I am on second head now waiting for buttercream to go cold but other than trying a cocktail stick which may not be long enough I am out of ideas...??
AYou can pipe a little bit of melted chocolate into the opening at the top of the head where the stick poked out. It'll act as a stopper to keep the stick from going too far up when it's hardened. I used this trick on a modeling choc giraffe topper that had a big head & a skinny neck. Hth! :)
I do most of my larger figurine heads using either a 1 or 2 inch styrofoam ball I find at craft stores.I cover it in a thick layer of fondant and sculpt the details. If I want it entirely edible I use RKT. Instead of using a lot of buttercream icing to smooth out the bumps of the RKT I use a fine cheese grater and smooth it that way, then use only enough icing for the fondant to adhere to, this saves me a lot of weight.
I use either shish kabob skewers or dowels to connect to the body.
Hope this helps
will the figurine be sitting or standing?
May sound like an odd question, but the solutions lies in the answer. And which kid you are making makes a difference.
The tallest girl has a thin neck, but the other 2 have wider necks that sort of touches the shoulders.
Great ideas - I will try them all no doubt!
It is Agnes I am making and I have made the second head a bit smaller. I didn't have enough notice for weeks of drying out so having to find other ways.