Smooth Characters And Attachments- Help Please!!!

Decorating By MaurorLess67 Updated 25 Apr 2012 , 6:29am by carmijok

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MaurorLess67 Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 1:53pm
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Good Morning Everyone-

So- I'm making a baby shower cake and I have a few things to make- a baby, a duck, some bows and even the circles etc I will be putting in seem to look so rough.

I have noticed that almost all of you have such smooth looking characters- no cracks, shiny- clean- sharp-

Please, please, please- can you share any procedures with me??? I heard aboujt microwaving fondant ahead of time -- not sure if that works-

I am in deseperate need-

Thanks God- Mo

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MaurorLess67 Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 9:15pm
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???? Thanks God????--- Sorry about that- I don't know why that is in my closing- I only wanted to write - Thanks- Mo

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jgifford Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 9:22pm
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Do you use ps to make them? Are they all cutouts? You can brush them with vodka or some clear flavoring and they'll look nice and shiny.

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cakefixation Posted 25 Apr 2012 , 5:20am
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I spray mine with vodka through my airbrush. You can also wipe them with shortening to get rid of powdered sugar.

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carmijok Posted 25 Apr 2012 , 6:29am
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Are you talking about 3-D characters or just cut outs? If you're talking about 3-D, I highly recommend using a blend of fondant and gum paste. I use the pre-made gum paste from Wilton. It helps the fondant dry faster and for some reason the last time I made a giraffe with it, it was very smooth and pliable. here's the link to the picture:

I also used it on the elephant and monkey too.
Some people love using modeling chocolate, but I found it not sturdy enough at times.

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