Need Help With Fondant

Decorating By candycakes51 Updated 9 Sep 2013 , 4:22pm by candycakes51

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candycakes51 Posted 8 Sep 2013 , 2:50pm
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I want to make a cake of a baby standing up but I am worried that if I use fondant for the legs it will slide down as the cake sits (especially on the baby's legs).  I would also need to transport this cake to another location a few miles away and it is still quite warm here.  Any suggestions?  I was wondering if making the legs from flesh colored gum paste and ditch the fondant all together on the legs would work?

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rmanuel73 Posted 8 Sep 2013 , 3:11pm
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I would use gum paste for the legs and give them plenty of time to dry so that they will be stable enough to support the body.  You can also weave floral wire through the middle of them before they dry so that you can secure them to the cake.  If you don't have time for that, you can try putting toothpicks or a very thin dowel in the legs to help support the body so that there will be more support!  Good luck!

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candycakes51 Posted 9 Sep 2013 , 4:22pm
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AThanks for the suggestion..I am thinking the same way.

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