I'm trying to nake a gumpaste figure of a woman with very short spiky hair. Any suggestions on how to do it?
Thanks so much.
I would use royal icing piped with a grass tip. I'd wait til the gumpaste was completely dry though. Hth
Yes--grass tip with royal icing!
I always use fondant or gumpaste and squeeze it through the garlic press...you can get any length for the most part and still be able to fiddle with it to get it to look right on your figure.
I use fondant/gp mixed. Use the clay extruder. I extrude a small amt. out, then using my fingers tear it away from the extruder. This way ,it is much finer than cutting it off and using the ends that protrude first. hope i make sense. I do this way, when i make grass also. After i pull it off from the protruder, then i take a small knife and cut below the thin strands as to how much i need to use.
Thanks for the suggestions. I will give them a try.
I tried it with the extruder. How do you stick the little pieces on so they stick up straight? Thanks.
I did one recently of a man whose hair was spiky on top. I cut a few pieces of very thin gumpaste, and laid it on the head, with each layer being a bit further back than the one before. Then I cut spikes in the layers with sharp scissors and stood them up.
That sounds confusing, I hope it makes sense!