I have been wondering how you attatch the body parts of your fondant/gumpast people together? I have only made one im my life (years ago) and I know that I didn't do it right. The person fell apart. I want to try to make more figures but don't know how to bring it all together. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, Thanks
Hi, I use sugar glue to attach the figure together. You can buy or make it
your self. Here is a video from Aine2
First I make up to the neck and you have to attach the hands when it still pliable. Then I do the head and the rest day after.
I also use a sugar glue, but to make sure the pieces really stick together (like an arm to the torso), I roll a teeny piece of gumpaste, the same color as my body part (haha) and get it wet with the glue. I use the little piece of gumpaste like two sided tape between the body party and the torso. Then... if I don't feel that that's sturdy enough, I roll a super thin piece of gumpaste between my fingers, wet it with the glue, and smooth it into any gaps or crevaces (sp?). That way it makes the hold stronger.
I use tiny pieces of spaghetti along with a glue of gumpaste dissolved in a little water. The spaghetti is edible and food safe and yet is sturdy. I try to avoid toothpicks because I've had children pop the edible figures in the mouths. Spaghetti = peace of mind.
thanks for all of the help I will have to just try it and stop being afraid to do so. I would have never thought of using spaghetti, that is genius!