How Do I Make Fruit?

Decorating By kaat Updated 29 Dec 2008 , 6:30pm by KHalstead

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kaat Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 5:25pm
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I've been searching for tutorials on how to make fruit out of gumpaste or fondant and I can't seem to find any. Does anyone know where I can find some instructions. Specifically I'm looking for grapes, pears and apples. I'd also like to know how to sugar them. Thanks!

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leah_s Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 5:30pm
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Well, honestly you just freehand the fruit. Best results come from airbrushing it for color nuances. There are some molds that I've seen, though. As for sugaring, I assume you mean real fruit this time, just paint with egg white, or actually, water works and use a crystal sugar. Granulated will even work in a pinch, but the water doesn't work so well with granulated. icon_smile.gif

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kakeladi Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 6:06pm
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....."How do I make fruit"......

Uuuuummmm you plant a seed and wait for the tree to grow up big enough for it to product fruit?? icon_smile.gif
Sorry...I just could not help myself. Hope you get some good help.
I'm w/leahs....just get a good pic & follow it.

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brincess_b Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 6:26pm
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i think for those specific fruits, it comes down to how you use your hands to make a basic ball of paste - a slightly different area and a slightly different pressure will change the shape, so you can get ball (apple), oval (grape) and egg (pear). good luck!

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KHalstead Posted 29 Dec 2008 , 6:30pm
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if you just google "how to make marzipan fruit" you'll get a ton of sites w/ instructions......the same can be done if you look up "clay or polymer clay fruit and vegetables" they all pretty much operate the same as fondant ~

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