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 Post Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:28 pm 
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Basically I make cakes
www.allofmycakes.blogspot.com I have a customer that wants a keepsake cake topper of herself and fiance.(IN CLAY)......I do not know where to start, which is the best clay to use, as I usually use sugar, and what to glue the bits with and best tools....and the best site to purchase. I would really really appreciate any and all of your advice.

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Those cakes are quite something!

How did you do the Cardinal Vaughen School cupcakes?

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Instead of clay would they consider you using Fimo? There are people on the forum who could advise you on this?

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 Post Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:04 pm 
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Oh I have a printer especially to print in edible inks and on very thin sheets of sugar, Everything you see is edible the photogrpahs everything, nothin is non- edible except this new topper that has been requested.


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Oh yes that fimo is what I mean't


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Wonderful cakes!

I'd suggest fimo too. I believe it works similarly to sugar paste. The only exception being you bake it. There are people who do make things like that to order.

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I think whatever you make for strict food hygiene you need to put it on a base so that it doesn't touch the cake.

Working with Fimo is like working with flower paste, and you can use it in the same way - rolling it and cutting etc. You can use coloured powders like flower paste. You buy it pre coloured - and mix colours together to make others rather than colour it yourself like paste.

check out maddys blog:

www.madimaginations.blogspot.com - she has fimo creations on there.

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:o WOW just looked at your blog, fantastic :)

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Incredible. What stunning cakes. Can't help with the fimo,sorry.

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I can't help either, just wanted to say that your cakes are fantastic! :)

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Not sure how to make them, but i do know that as has already been pointed out, Fimo shouldn't touch the food.

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Thanks so much everyone. No I know about it not being food safe, It is sitting on a dummy cake.Thanks again, I am off to order some.


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Carolyn wrote:
I think whatever you make for strict food hygiene you need to put it on a base so that it doesn't touch the cake.

Working with Fimo is like working with flower paste, and you can use it in the same way - rolling it and cutting etc. You can use coloured powders like flower paste. You buy it pre coloured - and mix colours together to make others rather than colour it yourself like paste.

check out maddys blog:

www.madimaginations.blogspot.com - she has fimo creations on there.


Oh her stuff is fantastic, thanks Carolyn


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Hi lee -Ann thanks for the lovely words. - fimo is what you need - it bakes at a low temp ( see the packet) If your modelling with your hands you should be the same i believe - HOWEVER - you cant use the same tools that you use for your cakes - even if you wash them its not recommended that you use it for both. I had a blender that i only used for fimo and also a pasta machine - strictly for fimo too . some people have a separate oven even if they bake alot.

Your cakes are just stunning lee - ann !

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Thanks Maddy,
I have made an order so lets see how we go........thanks for every thing and keep up you good work


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