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    Yeah, I get where you're coming from! Oh the joys of having one child (and her birthday being on a Saturday this year!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by naebie View Post
    Yeah, I get where you're coming from! Oh the joys of having one child (and her birthday being on a Saturday this year!)
    when you have a second kid,just dont make their bdays a day apart like I did!! Unless you LOVE chaos

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    If ur trying to make figurines my suggestion would be to use gumpaste instead of fondant. Gumpaste goes rock hard where as fondant doesn't. Good luck.

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    Here are a few things I have done

    Below are the only things I've done with Fondant. I'm a total amateur but having fun learning. Hopefully I will have lots more cakes to add in the future

    I'd love to do a decorating class!
    http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/...e/0398e467.jpg

    http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/...e/39f7d5fa.jpg

    http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/...e/335fe1a2.jpg

    http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/...e/6c68ea51.jpg

    http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/...e/3877f31a.jpg
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    I second the gumpaste, there is quite a few tutorials on youtube that will help you with it, but they aren't that hard, and fun to experiment with.

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    Waterlily,you cakes are AWESOME!!! What kind of icing did you use??

    So with the gumpaste...do you just use it for sculpting.. would you ice the whole cake in it?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by *Chels* View Post
    Waterlily,you cakes are AWESOME!!! What kind of icing did you use??

    So with the gumpaste...do you just use it for sculpting.. would you ice the whole cake in it?!?
    Thanks I only use fondant. It's actually really easy to use!

    I iced them with buttercream or ganache then put the fondant over that. I'm pretty sure gum paste is only for the sculpting not to actually ice with.

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    Just for sculpting, use a fondant or royal icing for the cake

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    I use fondant (the white icing that you buy in a packet from the supermarket) for all my little models - I mix in icing sugar to stop it being so soft & sticky and I find it really easy to work with. Makes it easier cause you can use it to decorate the cake as well and cut shapes out of it (eg. stars/letters), etc. I've done lots of cakes this way without a problem. I do put the models/etc in the fridge to make them harder though, rather than leaving them out.

    I love cake decorating. I find it very addictive. I started just by experimenting and asking a cake decorator friend for some initial tips. I also got a couple of planet cake books and they helped take me to the next level. I've never done a course, but I have run a few .

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    Mim,do you use Orchards Icing?


 

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