Graduation Figure.....fondant Or Gumpaste?

Baking By heartofoklahoma Updated 17 May 2009 , 5:44pm by Price

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heartofoklahoma Posted 17 May 2009 , 5:32pm
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I am making my sons graduation cake for this friday. I want to make a figure of him with the cap and gown. I just started working with MMF. I think from what I am gathering is that gumpaste would help it set up better. I have no clue what gumpaste does. Should I go buy some and if so..........paste or powder? Also, I dont know how to make the figure. Any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Price Posted 17 May 2009 , 5:44pm
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It's not really too hard to make a graduate figure. I have one in my gallery on a graduation sheet cake. The one I made is sitting and leaning back against a star. He is napping, because he is just sooo exhausted from the big event! LOL. Do you want to have your figure sitting or standing? I think sitting is a little easier. I use fondant with just a little Tylose added to help make it a little easier to work with. I like to use fondant because the kids in my family tend to eat the characters off of my cakes! icon_biggrin.gif

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