I am making a racetrack cake for my son's 4th birthday--fondant covered with a black fondant track on top. I was planning to use store bought HotWheels cars for the top, but I would love to try my hand at making my first edible figures!
So my question: can you make cars out of fondant, specifically MMF? I only have experience making MMF and I didn't want to branch out too far. Or is this a job better reserved for gumpaste? If so, should I buy gumpaste or make it? I have never worked with it at all.
I had to make a hotwheels size Mcqueen recently and used gumpaste to make a mold over the car ( I sprinkled it liberally with corn starch first) and after it firmed up a little gently removed the car and let dry fully. When it came time I sprinkled mold with cornstarch and then put the fondant in and let firm up and worked from there.
if it was me, id need a car/ picture infront to copy as i was doing it. in general though, think of a car as a sausage, thinned at both ends. then stick on the windows and lights, and wheels, make lines for doors and the boot. there you have a nice simplistic car!
a bit of practice and you could work on getting a more realistic angled shape too.