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5,633 views, 0 by LilianaVBakery

LilianaVBakery

modeling chocolate vs fondant/gumpaste for figures

Girls I need your opinion. Since I have only worked with fondant and gum paste I would like to use modeling chocolate for my figurines. I’m making a under sea cake with the octonauts characters on top and cupcakes also decorated with a shell on...

11,142 views, 0 by Radhika

Radhika

Gum paste/ fondant figures

I live in a hot and humid country where it rains often. When I make my figures out of gum paste or 50-50, it takes weeks to firm up. One week after I’ve made all the pieces (head, torso, limbs, clothing….) when I try to assemble the figure, the...

2,856 views, 0 by Mardie Makes Cakes

Mardie Makes Cakes

Advice for Storing Fondant Figures Please!

Hello Those-In-The-Know! I’ve been asked to make a Dorothy the Dinosaur topper, which they want to use in a couple of months and I can’t make it sooner to the date. For figures that aren’t going to be eaten, I would suggest storing in a box in a...

4,200 views, 0 by Tiers Of Happiness

Tiers Of Happiness

Advice needed - sugar paste/gum paste for modelling figures and detailed faces

Hello fellow cake decorators! Could you please give me a tip for your favourite sugar paste brand and type that works for you for modelling figures and face details? Currently I use the Squires Kitchen one which is not too bad but doesn’t work...

937 views, 0 by Bronecia (custom cakes)

Bronecia (custom cakes)

I need help with making figures

I would like to start making figures,,,and I need help with what to use..So If anybody can give me some advice I would appreciate the help. I’ve tryed to find tylose powder but could not fined any..

1,296 views, 0 by LilianaVBakery

LilianaVBakery

Spiderman Figure

I’m making a spiderman theme and the costumer wants a figure on top.. my question is, can I use craft wire to form the body since the figure has a unique pose? I was thinking on using modeling chocolate.. need help pls.. Thanks

925 views, 0 by Lolo

Lolo

Help! How can I darken a gumpaste figure?

So I just finished making this gumpaste cake topper and I get it all assembled and in photos i see just how PALE Alice is. My goodness, girl needs some sun! How can I fix this? I tried shading her a bit with some pink petal dust but it doesn’t...

2,995 views, 0 by Mark

Mark

Wire frame for posing figures Help

Hi everyone, I need some help I’m looking for the best thing to use for moulding gumpaste around for poseable figures, I want something fairly thick fir the fondant to stick to, I’ve seen on cake boss on tv they use a brown wired material does...

1,419 views, 0 by Rosa

Rosa

Gumpaste Figure

I need to make gum paste figurine of Mr. Snuffleeupagus ( from sesame street). I need some advice on what to use, royal icing or gum paste to get that “Hairy” look?? Any advice I can get on the best way to get that look would be sooooooooo...

7,841 views, 0 by Kelle's Cakes

Kelle's Cakes

Advice on making edible Lego figures

Hi! I’m new to the site and excited to be here! I can’t wait to start posting my pictures :-) I do need your help, though… I am working on a cake order that’s coming up and am wondering if there is an easier way to make edible Lego figures. The...

4,442 views, 0 by Prima Cakes and Cookies - Jennifer

Prima Cakes and Cookies - Jennifer

Can I fix a cracked figure?

So I made my Doc McStuffin figure with 50/50 satin ice chocolate and white fondx. I stopped using satin ice for figures because as it dries it ALWAYS cracks. I thought maybe if i mixed the chocolate SI with Fondx I would be ok, but nope. I...

2,480 views, 0 by cosybakes

cosybakes

Balancing Figures

Hello cake decorators! I’ve been having the urge to make balancing figurines (on top of each other, on a ball, etc.) but don’t know where to start. Are the figures supported by thick wires or sticks? Any tips would be appreciated! :)

2,174 views, 0 by alli

alli

sugarpaste figures

Hi everybody, can someone give me some advice on how to support sugarpaste figures when standing up! Mine always end up slowly leaning to one side! I’m new on this forum and am slowly learning how to use it! I live in the UK but advice from...

563 views, 1 by Rustik Cake Studio

Rustik Cake Studio

Girl Figure Class with Sachiko Windbiel

We just schedule a class with the famous Sachiko Windbiel on March 22 @ 10am-2pm. In Central Islip NY. HURRY REGISTER @ WWW.RUSTIKCAKESTUDIO.COM Sachiko will teach you how to make a Girl Figure and she will provide you with both New techniques...

1,002 views, 0 by autumnrains

Where to purchase Beatrix Potter 3-D fondant figures in USA

I need Beatrix Potter 3-D edible fondant figures for my little ones birthday. They will be 2 and 3. Where in the US can I have them made…any one know. I am in WA state btw. Having a hard time finding them. kindly

1,826 views, 0 by ElisabethLee

Hair for modeling chocolate figures

I recently made two modeling chocolate figures, an elf man and a little fairy girl. I really like how their faces turned out, usually my fondant figures are small and round and cartoony, but this was my first time using modeling chocolate and...

1,536 views, 0 by Lynn Todd

sugarpaste figure tutorial

Any one know of a tutorial for a sugarpaste model of a footballer or tennis player ?

1,166 views, 0 by Chrissy

Chrissy

Fondant figures

Hey all! I have a question about fndant figures. I have no idea how to price them! I have an order for three separate 6 inch grad. Cakes. Each with a fondant figure in a cap and gown. Do you charge a separate price for the topper?? Any...

1,614 views, 1 by Julia Hardy

Julia Hardy

Photo Disappointment

Hi CD friends. I want to check that this happens to other people too. This morning a took some photos of a gumpaste figure of a cat on a motorcycle helmet (yeah, wierd I know, but I like weird) :-D I was pleased with the model so I took some...

1,568 views, 1 by Roo's Little Cake Parlour

Roo's Little Cake Parlour

What skills would you like to improve?

I am often overwhelmed by the range of expertise on CD. There are so many who have honed their skills to such a high level. I have decided to focus on improving my figure modelling, flower making and building up my royal icing piping skills. I...