Updated: Aug 23, 2021
My Basic Approach
In this video, I would like to tell you about my Basic Approach before starting a project. This is how I prepare my materials and my workspace in order to be best positioned to explore new and unique fondant modeling techniques. It's all part of the process of making fun and informative tutorials!
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Equipment and Tools
The equipment and tools shown below are easy to find at a craft store or online. If there are certain items you don’t have, go ahead and find something in your kitchen or toolbox, I’m completely in favor of improvisation!
If you are interested in these items, please check it out my Amazon page. Please note the Dresden Tool & Yellow Flat Tool are not exactly the same as what I use, but I was able to find similar items.
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Modeling Paste & Fondant
First let me begin by saying a few words about Fondant. For my figures I use Saracino Modeling Paste. Saracino Modeling Paste is a little bit stiffer than other fondants before kneading, but once you knead it well, it softens up nicely and the rate at which it dries is not too fast so you will have a little more flexibility time-wise as you work on your figure. To get started with the kneading, you can use a large kitchen knife to cut the paste down to smaller pieces and start kneading it. If after cutting the paste into smaller pieces you are still having trouble with the kneading due to the stiffness, you can pop it into the microwave just a quick 3 to 5 seconds to soften the paste up a little bit. Another trick for softening is to add a little bit of water to the paste as you are working it. Or you can add a little bit Gel Color, which is kind of a liquid to help with the softening. Another trick is to add regular fondant to the Saracino and knead it together, the ratio of about 1:1 or maybe a little bit less fondant should work.
If you are using fondant, it’s great to use a fondant that you have worked with before that you know the characteristics of. If the fondant you are using is too soft, just add a little bit of tylose powder to make it more firm. If your fondant is too stiff, that may be an indication that the fondant is old so you might want to get yourself a fresher container of fondant.
The following shops in the U.S. offer Saracino Products, as well as other Fondant Brand.
All For Your Cakes ( TX )
The Sweet Chalet Shoppe ( FL )
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