Please Help!!!!

Decorating By hamtrina Updated 30 Apr 2014 , 9:09pm by howsweet

hamtrina Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 5:14pm
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ADoes anyone know how this babies hair was done? My friend found the photo I'm not sure where but she wants her topper to look close to this. Someone pls help[IMG][/IMG]

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hamtrina Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 5:16pm
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AIf anyone would pls help with advice my email is.... I really appreciate it

sewsugarqueen Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 8:31pm
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 not sure but looks like black cotton candy -- the only thing that wispy that is food and you would need to make it yourself--spun sugar-- cause no one sells it that colour-- or can you spray it with black spray--like chocolate spray for chocolate sculptures?  Just my guess from looking at photo--Or it is doll wig attached ( I have made porcelain baby dolls before)-- dyed mohair was used for fairies --but that's not food.


Good luck.. 

LisaBerczel Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 9:05pm
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The hair in the sample image may not even be edible..... depending on the original artist, they may have used wig hair - or even real hair.

That's when it gets difficult to replicate when we're trying to stay 100% food grade & edible.


Something very similar can be done with isomalt tinted black and pulled with a metal rake - but pulling sugar is not something everybody wants to get into.

Rudd Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 9:43pm
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Take a look at the First Impressions baby mold tutorial. In the comments she address how she gets the fuzzy hair by scraping a woolen blanket for the fibers & gluing them on with corn syrup. Hope that helps.

AZCouture Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 11:40pm
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AAck! That reminds me of a cake recently floating around that was a doll, and wrapped up in blankets and dressed, and the decorator claimed it was all fondant work, but real doll and hair. It was so painfully obvious that the blankets and clothes were real too. It was like..ok, so where is the cake then, cause that's a plastic doll, real fabric clothes, a crocheted was bizarre!

Rfisher Posted 24 Apr 2014 , 3:31am
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ASome people just don't care the hair is not edible. Proof right here...

belladaisy Posted 24 Apr 2014 , 3:54am
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Apparently if you make MMF out of colored mini marshmallows, it makes a nice flesh colored fondant. I haven't tried it yet.


I love those babies, they are so adorable.

AZCouture Posted 25 Apr 2014 , 11:13pm
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Original message sent by Rfisher

Some people just don't care the hair is not edible. Proof right here...

Ha ha ha! I remember that thread, they tried to say that was a CAKE!

hamtrina Posted 30 Apr 2014 , 12:48pm
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Thank you everyone for all your great help :)

Rosie93095 Posted 30 Apr 2014 , 7:23pm
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Hair (or blanket fuzz)on my cake- that's NASTY! They would have to accept a bald headed baby from me...

howsweet Posted 30 Apr 2014 , 9:09pm
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AI agree. Why not use a cap?

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