I’ve found that many of you guys have some of the same basic questions that you’re looking for answers to. So, I thought I’d start writing some of them down to make it a little easier to get the answer in a pinch.
I’ll keep adding as time goes on, but here are just a few to start…
- Do you use gumpaste, fondant or modeling chocolate to make your figures?
Well, modeling chocolate is my most recent preferred medium for modeling (see all of the benefits with using mod choc in my blog post, here.) But in very hot and humid conditions, I’ll often switch over to using just straight gumpaste, with fondant for the clothing/detail work.
- What is your favorite fondant to cover cakes with?
I’m a Carma Massa Ticino lover. I’m usually pretty unhappy (hissy fit and all) using anything else. You can try some out, here. It is a little bit pricey, but worth EVERY RED CENT, and be forewarned… you will LOVE how it covers, with ZERO elephant skin or tearing, and you will most likely become a Carma fondant snob, never to return to the “old” stuff. Just sayin’. 😉
- What are Sugar Shapers (or color shapers) used for?
As you may already know, they are one of my VERY favorite tools. I use them in some way for EVERY single project that I create. They very efficiently smooth rough edges of fondant, they help straighten lines on your cakes/decorations, they’re perfect for blending in seams when using modeling chocolate on your projects, and I use the smallest size (0) to help me sculpt my modeling chocolate faces and such on my figures. See some photos and read more about why I love these fabulous tools, here. (And you can get a 5% discount on my favorite Sugar Shapers there, too. 🙂
- I have a question… how can I reach you?
Honestly, guys, it is a constant struggle to respond to questions that way I’d like to. Between my four kiddos at home and creating, videoing, editing and blogging, there is not much time left over at the end of the day. But, If you comment on one of my posts, you will most likely hear back from me much sooner than any other method. And I’ve made a commitment to answer all questions from those who have purchased a tutorial of mine, first and foremost, so that’s a REALLLLY good way to get my attention, too. Ya know… just sayin’. 😉