Need Advice On Figures??

Decorating By leah754 Updated 8 Jul 2010 , 8:15pm by chellescountrycakes

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leah754 Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 4:46am
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I am new to decorating. I've done a total of 3 cakes that are not too horrible to post here. LOL Anyhow, after sending off three cakes (2) of which are not in my photos. I have had my husbands aunt come to request two birthday cakes this weekend. One hello kitty cake and one pokemon cake. I would like to do two layer tiered cake with fondant or gumpaste figures.

Just wondering which is better to use? This would be my first time attempting figures and I know gumpaste dries out quicker, so should I use fondant or a mix of the two?

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karateka Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 5:13am
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I like to use gumpaste or modeling chocolate for mine.

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noahsmummy Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 5:15am
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i just use fondant mixed with cmc for mine...ive never had much luck making gumpaste.. we dont get along to well.

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michel30014 Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 6:54pm
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I just use fondant. It works well. icon_smile.gif Good luck!

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Price Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 7:12pm
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I have used fondant, fondant with tylose, gumpaste. Of the 3 my preference is the fondant mixed with tylose. I like to use plain fondant if I am making something small, like penguins that I know kids will be eating. If I am making larger figures I use the fondant mixed with tylose. It dries a little more quickly and is easy to work with. Good luck with your first modeling attempt. Be careful, you might get hooked, it's very addictive! icon_biggrin.gif

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chellescountrycakes Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 8:15pm
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I use fondant/gumpaste mix- Fondant stays too soft for me for most things for too long- It will distort the stuff I am doing before it dries enough to stay the right shape.

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