Character Sculpting With Gum Paste And/or Fondant...

Decorating By bday789 Updated 15 Nov 2013 , 12:00am by -K8memphis

bday789 Posted 2 Nov 2013 , 6:43pm
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Does anyone know of a tutorial for sculpting a generic rabbit or, specifically, a Peter Rabbit character?  I have a customer requesting a Peter Rabbit-themed baby shower cake.  Thanks!

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JWinslow Posted 2 Nov 2013 , 7:02pm
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You might want to contact sayersl  in a PM.  She did this cake:  http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3119921/a/3414397/peter-rabbit-with-radish-no-1-watering-can-and-veges/

 

 I need step by step tutorials - LOL

bday789 Posted 2 Nov 2013 , 7:23pm
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THANK YOU!

Godot Posted 2 Nov 2013 , 8:13pm
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ADo you want help sculpting or modeling?

JWinslow Posted 2 Nov 2013 , 9:33pm
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Originally Posted by Godot 

Do you want help sculpting or modeling?


Yes, please      But I know you were probably talking to the OP

105sruss Posted 8 Nov 2013 , 2:42am
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Pudding basins for the body and a Pyrex or similar tea cup used on it's side for the head. These make a good basis for the cake without having to sculpture too much. Ears and embellishments from sugar or modelling paste. Pudding basins and tea cups can be your best friends when making upright cakes that are out of the norm.

big Rick Posted 14 Nov 2013 , 10:59pm
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ASo I think this thread fits my question best. I'm trying to make school mascots for a cake im getting ready to make. Everyone is telling me to use gum paste but im worried it wont dry in time, due to the three inch round ball I need to use. Is it a crazy idea to use gum paste for that big of a ball, and if so what would you recommend? Thanks

-K8memphis Posted 15 Nov 2013 , 12:00am
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Originally Posted by big Rick 

So I think this thread fits my question best. I'm trying to make school mascots for a cake im getting ready to make. Everyone is telling me to use gum paste but im worried it wont dry in time, due to the three inch round ball I need to use. Is it a crazy idea to use gum paste for that big of a ball, and if so what would you recommend? Thanks

 

just big solid blob of gumpaste or fondant does not sound like a good idea to me either--

 

i think i would make a rice krispie treat ball--scrape it smooth with a micro plane and wrap it with a mixture of fondant + conrstarch  -- it will be very yummy edible too--i mean technically gum paste is edible too but dry fondant is much better imo--

 

you might could cover a big cake ball--all glued up with chocolate or something--

 

if you've never used fondant then i'll add that it needs to be well kneaded to get it ready--and for an amount i'd say a coupla tablespoons of cornstarch into a blob big enough to cover the 3" ball--that's how i would do it--

 

best to you

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