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Hi Nancy! I have a question on how to make Fondant! I've tried making it but the result's didn't come out right! Also please tell me how to control it and make figures with it. Please answer back!!! Thank you.

Amada Sandoval - from Hayward, CA

I buy fondant ready made at the craft store because it saves me a lot of time when decorating. When you're making figures and modeling fondant, nothing is better than practice. When you have spare time, take out a chunk of fondant and start molding it and playing with it until it looks how you want it. This will help you get a feel for the scale of things (for example, how large a head should be in proportion to a body). The proportions of things can get tricky, especially facial features, but I find the more modeling I do, the better I get at it. Good luck!

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