I'm wanting to make a jungle themed cake for my grandson, but I don't know the first thing about fondant or animal shaping. Any suggestions on a simple way to do this? Also, is the fondant tinted then formed or formed then painted? Thanks so much for the advice!
Have you ever played w/PlayDough? It's basically the same thing.
Get some books on polymer clay or marzipan. The way you work is exactly the same.....just using a different ingredient.
Also......there are lots of videos on YouTube.......and some walk-you-thru-it right here on this site by Aine2. (see the home page....scroll down to the info).
try summernoel's tutorial
aine2 has many video's
cheeky chick http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMzIFUrVu8c&feature=related
once your get the hang of it, you will be able to create your own.
Thankfully, I have a few months to work w/ it! Thanks for the tips, ladies!
OK, I think I'm addicted!! I'm having so much fun w/ the fondant figures! I was wondering if anyone has used the candy clay. Does it work as well as the fondant? If so, can it be used to cover the cake layers? Thanks so much for the advice....y'all are great inspirations!
Debbie Brown's '50 Easy Party Cakes' has some great ideas and instructions.
I think candy clay is easier to work with than fondant. Fondant you cant add pieces to it and "blend" it in without seeing lines, etc. BUt with candy cllay, it will blend in with the heat from your hand. Pieces that need to be stiffer can be thrown into the fridge or freezer for a bit and it will harden up. Great stuff! Thats why people like Mike from Mike's Amazing Cakes uses it for a lot of his sculpting.