Making a Spidey figure for a cake topper. Never done this before and wondering if it's better to make from modeling chocolate or gum paste. If gum paste, I can paint it. If modeling choc, then would I have to clothe him in fondant? About 6" and in a prone position so would I need any sort of armature? Probably not........ Anyway, any advice is appreciated.
I usually make mine out of fondant. Gum paste dries too quickly for me.
I use wire underneath with wood to hold them together...I have made plenty of them including Spiderman swinging from a rope. You can see them in my pics.
After taking a modeling chocolate class with Mike McCarey, modeling chocolate is my favorite modeling medium. Gumpaste dries to fast, fondant will break or crack and modeling chocolate has a looong working time.
Thanks for the advice. Was at a cake supply store today and saw a people mould kit. Do you use that or just freehand the sculpting?
I guess that all depends on how well you think you can sculpt I freehand mine simply because Im thick headed that way
If you freehand you can make it the size and shape that YOU want it.
Me too! I always think I can do anything. I have time so I'm going to start practicing.
I have that same thought process...though it gets me into trouble sometimes! Thats why I refuse to use a "preformed shaped pan" I figure I can carve whatever I want it to look like LOL