Skinner Method Anyone?

Decorating By mommyto4 Updated 13 Apr 2010 , 3:43am by kricket

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mommyto4 Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 3:27am
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Anyone ever try the skinner method (polymer clay technique) with fondant or gumpaste? I'm doing a cake with flames on it and so I tried this with fondant (with a little tylose added). It was a little soft and blended much quicker than polymer clay. It usually takes 20+ times through the pasta machine with the polymer clay and about 1/2 of that with the fondant. Just wondering if anyone's tried it and what your experience was...especially if you've done it with gumpaste. The fondant seemed to distort a little more than I would have liked and I think gumpaste may not have been as bad. TIA!

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tastyart Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 3:41am
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Cool idea! I've never tried that polymer clay technique on fondant. I love working with polymer clay. Some of the same principles work with both mediums.

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kricket Posted 13 Apr 2010 , 3:43am
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After doing a search on "skinner method polymer" (since I didn't know what that was), I recognized it as the same demonstration I saw at the Satin Ice booth at last summer's Cake Camp in Las Vegas. I don't remember how many passes through the roller it took, but it was amazing and beautiful to watch. I love how 'cake' and 'craft' come together in so many ways.

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