Hi im have to make strawberry shortcake cake topper out of gumpaste but don't know how to start to doing someone can help me please?thanksss,sorry about my english because im speak spanish
Cake Gear mentioned in this thread:
I made a strawberry shortcake that stood beside the cake, but you could use it as a topper also. I just found a picture of her online then cut out the picture traced it on thin gumpaste. Let it harden then hand painted her.
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Well it only took over night to dry since it was really thin. I painted it with airbrush color. But you can use food markers or color and vodka. And the best way would be to attach it after it is delivered and having toothpicks or some kind of sticks to attach to the back with chocolate or royal icing something that will dry fast and be very sturdy. I just added a small amount of white chocolate to the back and stuck it on the cake.
I don't know what a cardboard plate is but to make the image outlines on the gumpaste, all you need to do is have the image sitting on the gumpaste, its best to rub some shortening on the table to prevent the gumpaste sliding then lay the image on top of the gumpaste, take a toothpick or if you have gumpaste tools use a ruffle stick and use medium pressure to outline the picture like you would a pencil. Lift the photo off the gumpaste then use a exacto knife to cut it out.