Best Material To Use For Sculpting?

Baking By alcotth Updated 8 Oct 2009 , 6:03am by alcotth

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alcotth Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 7:26am
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Hello and thanks for taking the time to read my post! icon_smile.gif

I need advice on what is best to use for this cake.

I am going to be making a Word World cake for a 2 year old's Bday and I need to make the characters and a train out of letters... I don't know if any of you have seen the show, but basically all of the characters on the show are spelled out. I have used modeling chocolate a couple of times, but it seems to melt so quickly. I would love to use it again for this cake but didn't know if there was a way to make it sturdier? I have heard mixing it with fondant? How does that work?

Thanks for taking your time and looking at this!

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ski Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 3:19am
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basically you can use 50/50 of fondant and candy clay. It gives you the flex of candy clay , and the stability and adherence of fondant w/o the cracks. as for the structuring, pound cakes work well for a sturdy cake. Or you could op for a bottom base cake and do the lettering in styro covered in fondant.

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alcotth Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 6:03am
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Sweet, I will have to try that! Thanks so much!

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