Making Figures From Gp, Fondant And Candy Clay

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cakesbyamym Posted 18 Jul 2006 , 12:30am
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I have a groom's cake ordered for 7/29. The bride and I worked together on a design that we're both excited about. The cake will be two tiers of red buttercream. I want a fireman (the groom's a fireman) to stand on the top tier. He will be holding a hose that I plan to run down the layers of the cake. I'm using 24 gauge wire wrapped in florist tape to simulate water coming from the end of the hose. The borders will be "flames." Now, my dilemma...does anyone know of how-to instructions on making figures? I would like to use gumpaste, fondant or candy clay to construct the fireman for my cake topper. Anyone know of a how-to article, book, etc?

Thanks in advance,
Amy

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flayvurdfun Posted 18 Jul 2006 , 1:25am
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JUST BUMPING YOU UP!!!!!!!!

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Terrisa Posted 18 Jul 2006 , 1:57am
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Here's a link that has a ton of options molds, books, videos, etc.

http://www.sugarcraft.com/catalog/gumpaste/gp-people.htm

HTH

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Lenette Posted 18 Jul 2006 , 2:00am
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I bought a Sculpey book from Hobby Lobby not too long ago. It was about $13 or so. Great book, lots of interesting characters. I think they have a website, sculpey.com. Maybe google clay figures too. I'll check the title of mine and get back to you.

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Lenette Posted 18 Jul 2006 , 2:05am
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It's called The Sculpey Way with Polymer Clay. There is actually a fireman and dog on the cover and instructions inside. It's from Hot Off the Press publishing, site is craftpizazz.com. There are some great figures in there. HTH!

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cakesbyamym Posted 18 Jul 2006 , 10:00am
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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I'm going to hit that website right now. I'll call Hobby Lobby later this morning when they open, and if they have it in stock, I'll get that book today! Thanks again! I really appreciate the help!

Amy

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kae133 Posted 18 Jul 2006 , 10:31pm
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Not to be a joykill but won't 2 tiers of red buttercream make everyone's mouth red? Just something to think about. Red mouths at b-day parties are one thing, but they aren't usually welcome at weddings!

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cakesbyamym Posted 19 Jul 2006 , 1:22am
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The bride is aware of the red dying tongues, teeth, etc. I brought that up to her, and she was fine with it, and insisted that red is what she wanted.

Amy

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Price Posted 19 Jul 2006 , 1:31am
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I made a firegirl for my neices 16th birthday cake. A picture is in my photos. I used the Sculpy way book as a starting point.
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getfrosted Posted 19 Jul 2006 , 1:33am
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Does anyone know if the sculpey molds are food-safe? Or has anyone used them?

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Price Posted 19 Jul 2006 , 1:41am
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getfrosted ---There is a thread on here regarding the sculpy molds. I understand the company states they are not considered food safe.

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patton78 Posted 19 Jul 2006 , 1:50am
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The cake sounds awesome but are you aware that red food color has a really weird taste, almost bitter? It does not taste good if you use a lot of it.

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Price Posted 19 Jul 2006 , 1:51am
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I found the link to the mold discussion. Here it is. I did use a sculpy mold one time before reading the thread. No adverse effects thank goodness.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-26600.html

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vicki0052 Posted 19 Jul 2006 , 1:56am
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Hi Everyone: One of the post in the site states that the clay molds from sculpey are not food safe...Sorry!!!! Vicki0052.

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getfrosted Posted 19 Jul 2006 , 1:57am
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Thank you Price for the information ... I think I will chose NOT to use them. Too bad, they have some really cute molds.

Too bad the company won't make products that are food safe - they would probably sell really well![/quote]

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anoldhippy Posted 19 Jul 2006 , 2:22am
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I LOVE THE FIREGIRL PRICE icon_biggrin.gif Have any suggestions to turn her into a Deputy Sheriff? My daughter is one and would love to make a figure for her.

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loriemoms Posted 19 Jul 2006 , 11:50am
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Does anyone have a link to a site that does sell food safe molds?

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loriemoms Posted 19 Jul 2006 , 3:06pm
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btw, this is a cool link as well

http://www.sculpey.com/projects_AllProjects.htm

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