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The Clay/Sculpey aisle of Michaels is YOUR FRIEND

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I don't know if you all know this...but just in case....

you must check out the modelling clay/sculpey aisles at Michael's/AC Moore/JoAnns! what can you find there? tons of push molds that can be used for fondant and impression mats! I guess that anything made for clay could also be used for fondant! I bought an incredibly detailed face push mold for 1/3 the cost of what the online cake stores sell it for (although now I just have to see if actually works!)

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Don't I know it! I bought the teddybear and people push molds--so cute! Haven't had a chance to use them yet. I saw the impression mats too and lots of books on sculpting. The aisle for making candles and soap is close to the clay one too so take a look there for some nice molds that can be used with chocolate or candy melts.
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post #3 of 21
I've also seen a tool in the clay aisle that you can use to make 3 different sizes of fondant pearls. It's about $13 (Canadian) icon_smile.gif
post #4 of 21
I have the people and letter push mold. I almost used the people mold today but wasnt in the mood for how small and detailed it was. I hand molded a fairy looking thing to put on a my dd cupcake cake.
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post #5 of 21
I just want to BE ABLE to go into a store like that! icon_cry.gif
post #6 of 21
Thanks for that info MiniBrad. I didn't even think to look in that section for molds.
post #7 of 21
I bought an angel mold from the soap section too! Use some shortening on the mold before the fondant goes in, and the fondant angels can be easily removed.
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post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by flayvurdfun

I just want to BE ABLE to go into a store like that! icon_cry.gif



Flayv maybe theese pages I have found for polymer clay intructions can help you with fondant figures since you can't get push molds... Once you get the basics down then you can search clay figures on the web and do ones you like.
This one has good instuctions on a baby and fairy! http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/masterindex.html#lessonsprojects
Scroll down to "sculpture".
This one has a bunch of great projects: http://www.sculpey.com/projects_AllProjects.htm
But remember DO NOT Bake your fondant when the instuctions call for the clay to be baked. Also it is better to color your fondant first rather than try to paint with color later...the color gets shiney and sicky if you paint it on later.
post #9 of 21
Thank you for those links gotcake! I've bookmarked them thumbs_up.gif .
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post #10 of 21
thank you. I will have to take a look, I dont like being here at all... there are no decent stores to go in, the euro rate is not great for us, the stores close at 5 M-S no stores open except gas and some resturants on sundays.... I long so much for the great American areas the stores the shopping WOW... you sure miss all that when you cant get to them~
post #11 of 21
I've been browsing through the projects from the link gotcake posted. It's amazing how much those projects translate into cake projects!

I had to share this one with everyone. Wouldn't this make the cutest baby shower cake?

http://www.sculpey.com/Projects/images/BabyBlocks/tower4.jpg
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post #12 of 21
Ooops...sorry! That link didn't show the instructions. This one does...

http://www.sculpey.com/Projects/projects_BabyBlocks.htm
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post #13 of 21
That is adorable Lisa! I can see myself quickly becoming engrossed in this idea. I can practice with my kids' Play dough. LOL I think I may need a pasta roller machine soon too. I'd better start selling my cakes to support all of these toys!
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post #14 of 21
Oops! Almost forgot to mention, thank you to MindiBrad for posting this idea! I predict a shortage of the little Sculpey molds at Michael's and Hobby Lobbys everywhere! ha ha!
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icon_surprised.gif Don't forget to look in the self making soap aisle too at Michaels. I saw a bunch of molds there, some seashells, blocks, etc...

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