bakernoob Posted 7 May 2014 , 9:20pm
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My friend wants a cake similar to this and I'm not sure how to do it. 
http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/52/50/b3/5250b36b3990ce2ea8dd920910cfd08a.jpg

I'm assuming I would maybe print out the shapes and then cut the fondant accordingly (is that right so far?) but then what? How do I get them to stand and stay straight up? And is there a trick to getting nice fondant edges when cutting random shapes with a razor? Mine always seem to be a bit rough. TIA :-)

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AZCouture Posted 7 May 2014 , 10:04pm
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AMake them with GP a few days ahead of time to allow them to set up. They probably have a skewer or toothpick "glued" to the back, inserted into the cake to hold them upright. Use a nice sharp Exacto, and gently rub any scraggly areas with some shortening or water as soon as you're done.

bakernoob Posted 7 May 2014 , 11:11pm
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Thank you! I don't have any experience with GP. Is it similar to work with? 
AZCouture Posted 7 May 2014 , 11:18pm
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AGum paste.

bakernoob Posted 7 May 2014 , 11:29pm
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Yes is gum paste similar to fondant? I have never worked with it.

AZCouture Posted 7 May 2014 , 11:41pm
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AGummier, stretchier, dries faster and harder.

AZCouture Posted 7 May 2014 , 11:41pm
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AOr just get some tylose powder and knead it into some fondant.

bakernoob Posted 7 May 2014 , 11:51pm
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Thanks so much! Looks like I have some practicing to do :-)

bakernoob Posted 8 May 2014 , 5:22pm
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After much looking around I have come to the conclusion that tylose powder is not available anywhere around me. What a bummer.

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