Monday, February 4, 2013

Fondant Folks


The great mystery of how to form believable human forms out of fondant has escaped me for years.  But, being in one of those adventurous moods, I have come up with a design for a contest cake that with require SEVERAL human forms.  Thus, my research has commenced.
During my search, I stumbled across a few examples that I found helpful.  One such example is from
which is actually for sculpting Polymer Clay.  This is her pictorial sequence for designing the feet.

I like how she shows the progression and I wouldn't have to form toes.
For the hands...
This one is rather tricky since my fingers never turn out so pretty. 
I will have to practice a bit before I publish any pictures for your perusal.
Here is another example from another website: 

Cris Porcellanafredda. Todo Para Manualidades

She actually goes frame by frame but I warn you, the website is not in English,
so will have to translate it (or just look at the pictures...which is what I do anyway).
One last site featuring how to sculpt fondant folks.
This one is from Cecelia Morana from Argentina
and, again, the site will need to be translated.
I will post a video that I found as well.  Please check my Video Collection on this site.
Good luck. I hope this was helpful.  Happy Sculpting!
**If you want to see some amazing sculpting, check out Carlos Lischetti's work.**
Something to tempt the palette...
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Saturday, November 3, 2012

My PawPaw Got Married!!!

And I was able to do his cake.  This now makes for my second wedding cake and I busted my butt working on it.  My poor tried his best to avoid the kitchen at all costs b/c I commandeered every inch of counter space we have.  But, it was wonderful and everyone loved it, especially my Papaw and his new bride.

The top layer was for them to keep and it was a single layer of vanilla.  The Second Layer was vanilla cake with strawberry filling.  YUM YUM!
I found the most AMAZING technique for fillings online.  The recommended buy a jar of whatever flavor jelly you wish to use and microwaving the jelly in short bursts until jelly is runny.  Then, you add a small box of jelly mix in the corresponding flavor and stir until combined.
While it's still a bit runny, you spread a thin layer on between your cakes and VOILA!  The jello mix makes the jelly solidify more so it doesn't make your cake soggy.  Plus, the flavor is more intensified (and not as sweet) thanks to the jello as well.  Needless to say, it was very well received!
 The third layer was just a single layer of chocolate.  But the bottom layer was my favorite...Red Velvet!!!!!  Oh YEAH!  Those that took a slice of the other tiers made sure to come back for another slice to try the red velvet.

All in all, it was a wonderful cake and a wonderful wedding.