Could somebody tell me what is best to use for small figures to go around a cake? I am trying to make peppa pig, george & friends, but not having much success.
I have tried using coloured roll out icing, as it is easy to use and shape, but when it dries out, it seems to go very dry/hard and then the arms/legs and any other small parts will fall off when the figure is picked up.
I am yet to try MMF but was thinking of trying that out soon.
Any advice or ideas would be happily received.
Thanks in advance
I use gumpaste or modelling paste to make my figures and i also use cake decorating glue to hold all the peices in place.. U can use tissues are foam to hold the peices in place until it all dries.. I find that MMF does not dry hard enough for the figures to hold their shape unless you add CMC or gum tragacanth to it.. hth
thanks, I am going to try mexican modelling paste next, so hopefully I will have more success with that. Thanks for your reply, you have been helpful
I have not tried that yet but have read some good reviews on it.. Hope it works out well for you..
I make my figures in 50/50 mmf and gum paste, and it works just fine.
I use fondant with tylose powder mixed in.
It doesn't matter if they go hard, they're easier to handle and most people like to keep them as a momento anyway.
To join a limb onto the body I break a toothpick in half and push that into the body first, then glue both peices and push the limb onto the toothpick.
Thank you to everyone that has replied, you have all given me help and new ideas.. it really is appreciated.. now to the kitchen tyvm
Buying a good book on modelling might also help. I recommend Maisie Parrish or Lindy Smith. Try typing their names into Google or Amazon.com.