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asked June 9th 2012

making figures

hi, what works best for making figure’s. ive been useing fondent with tylo in it  but it still not easy to mold and shape (too soft) 🙂

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hi, what works best for making figure’s. ive been useing fondent with tylo in it  but it still not easy to mold and shape (too soft) 🙂

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Hi, I don’t make many figure’s but have you tried Modelling Paste i have always found this to be the best for figures, or try adding more tylo powder & leaving it to rest overnight.

 

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I use fondant with tylo to make models with no problems.  What fondant are you using?  What ratio – fondant to tylo –  are you using?

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I just regular sugar paste and add Tylo. I use covapaste an add 1tsp per 250g.

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I sometimes use half sugar paste and half flower paste, mixed together.

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Hi Bev0_0

Those are all great tips above.  I usually add a little bit more tylo (just a 1/4 teaspoon at a time) if it doesn’t stiffen up and I don’t have time to leave it overnight.  I only add a tiny bit at a time  as it can really dry out the sugar paste and make it prone to cracking if you don’t work really quickly.

Hope that helps,

JC x

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Apologies, I just noticed that the original question was asked by annabel!

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I agree with Bev to try and leave overnight.  Sugar dough was a bit soft too but that suggests adding tylo for firming the paste.  I have found different brands of sugarpaste work differently.  I do like Karen Davies marshmallow paste (I should be on commission I say this so much) but it is more expensive especially if you need it delivered.  Still needs a bit of Tylo.  Have you tried Artista Soft?  It is not an edible medium but is good to work with.  http://www.artistasoft.co.uk/ Evelyn is more than helpful with questions you may have.

MS Sugar Silk Paste  is great for dressing the figure see http://www.celcrafts.co.uk/SugarSilkPics

see http://www.celcrafts.co.uk/VideoPlayerSSilk.htm for a demo of it’s use.  It rolls lovely and thin.