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Modeling Fondant/Tylose work is difficult & time consuming. How do you expert Modelers do it????

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The amazing skills of the modelers on CC are growing in my estimation after this experience.

I'm making the 'camo' cake so decided to add a little something on the top. They are drying on a paper plate.  It took me almost two hours to do this.   How do you do it??

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I'm sure you'll get faster with practice! Really cute ;-D

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They are very cute! I imagine it's just practice. And I think the more you model, the more you get faster at those basic shapes that are the foundation of most images. Then it's just a matter of building on those. But, I am not a modeller, so this is just a guess :) 

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Thanks for encouragement BatterUpCake & Nadiaa.  Would have never even attempted this simple plain item without reading threads, tutorials, & vids recommended in CC.

 

It would be nice if several of the modelers would post some of their beautiful items, & hear their stories.

I'll bet they are pottery artist, or clay modeling experts.

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Thanks for encouragement BatterUpCake & Nadiaa.  Would have never even attempted this simple plain item without reading threads, tutorials, & vids recommended in CC.

 

It would be nice if several of the modelers would post some of their beautiful items, & hear their stories.

I'll bet they are pottery artist, or clay modeling experts.

 

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 amazeballs. LMAO

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I'm sure you'll get faster with practice! Really cute ;-D

 

^ Yup :) awesome job BTW

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MBalaska, I haven't modeled any animals yet but I just wanted you to know I thought yours were very cute! 

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post #9 of 31

MB modelling is like any cake decorating skill (or any life skill for that matter).  The more you practise the quicker you will get.  If you are new to it don't stress too much about the time but enjoy the experience and the results.  The rest will come with time.

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Good to hear encouragement. Thank You. Here's the cake.

camo cake with fondant puppy & hat. First error was using SMBC, should have used AMBC. The icing wouldn't press down smooth, it just got sticky. Live & learn. I'll try it again later. Actually I don't want to eat this, it's too ugly. I just want to put it in the wash machine with some Tide detergent.

I'm thinking there won't be any gorgeous Cazza1 dragons, in my immediate future. Yours is awesome!!

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Your caption under the cake is too funny - washing machine indeed!  Even if you don't like the look it will be delicious, I'm sure.  Like animals, I can't speak to doing camo but my first attempt might be with icing images - lol  

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post #12 of 31

LOL @ the caption.

 

 

My reading skills suck when I'm tired were you using fondant?


...I used to love to sculpt clay and even pumpkins.   Sugar doughs are way more challenging though.    And for petes sake the amount of time it takes, it does get better but I know realistically I should charge $100 per cake topper.   Honestly, your toppers look nice!

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MB that dragon was a labour of love for my Dad.  The scales alone took me 4 hours to put on and then the tail was far too long and I chopped off about 2 hours worth of scales.  Try modelling some figures whilst following instructions.  It's much easier to learn that way.  When I did the dragon I had half a dozen web pages open with different dragons that I liked and made it up as I went along so it took me nearly forever.  Fortunately Dad was 80 so I had plenty of time!!!

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LOL @ the caption.  ** Thanks. you understood. :razz:

 

My reading skills suck when I'm tired were you using fondant?  **Yes, homemade M F Fondant & Tylose.  Got to try gumpaste!
 

...I used to love to sculpt clay and even pumpkins.   Sugar doughs are way more challenging though.    And for petes sake the amount of time it takes, it does get better but I know realistically I should charge $100 per cake topper.....

** agreed $$$$$ cha-ching

Your training shows! Your skills are so well translated to sugar dough.  Your sculpted models are so interesting and eye catching.

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MB that dragon was a labour of love for my Dad.  The scales alone took me 4 hours to put on and then the tail was far too long and I chopped off about 2 hours worth of scales.  Try modelling some figures whilst following instructions.  It's much easier to learn that way.  When I did the dragon I had half a dozen web pages open with different dragons that I liked and made it up as I went along so it took me nearly forever.  Fortunately Dad was 80 so I had plenty of time!!!

Well, it all paid off..... it's a wonderful draco.  I got a book on making animals and they had everything but bears & dogs......the two things I'd use most up here.

You do make sense, when you say look at web pages.  Looking at photos to get dimensions, and proper shapes, makes sense.

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