Making Figures Out Of Fondant, Gumpaste, Or A Mix?

Decorating By rolosgirl Updated 11 Jun 2009 , 6:40pm by MavericksMommy

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rolosgirl Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 6:08pm
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what is best?

So, to make the pooh, piglet, tigger figures, is it best to use all fondant?

mix fondant with gumpaste?

or just gumpaste?

when do you use what?

Thanks again.....from the newbie! icon_biggrin.gif

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tree45 Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 6:17pm
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I would use a 50/50 fondant gumpaste mix. Gumpaste dries quickly, fondant dries slowly so a 50/50 mix is just right! I sound like the narrator to Goldilocks! But really it will give you enough time. Another thing you can use (my favorite) is tyrose powder. You buy it online and mix it in your fondant. It's a thickening agent but it hardens the fondant. Good Luck!

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hope1978 Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 6:18pm
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I have made a few figures, you can check my pictures.. I like to use fondant/gumpaste mix.. about 50/50,
to me, it gives me a little more work time, the plain gumpaste drys to fast and cracks...
this is just me, use whatever works best for you...

Hope this helps

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Cakechick123 Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 6:25pm
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I also use a 50/50 mix for figurines, it just works soooo much better

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JenLGAJ Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 6:30pm
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I use 50/50 too... and I use MMF with mine. icon_smile.gif
Have fun!

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Win Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 6:39pm
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I love doing figures and probably go a little more than 50 in gumpaste to fondant... 60/40. A lot of my figures stand, so the little bit more gumpaste gives me a harder finished product that has less chance of falling over, sagging, etc.

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MavericksMommy Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 6:40pm
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I was wondering this too, thanks for posting, now I know the answer too!

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