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:
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...