Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sugarcraft Penguins & Ladybugs

Tried making some cute little penguins and ladybugs tonight. You can see some of the penguins are still a little wet. The little penguins are going to sleep in my sons' room with the aircon on and I hope they won't melt away. These few days' weather is not that suitable for drying sugarpaste. Haiz ...


18 comments:

Joyce(jq) said...

Lee

CUTE! You are really getting good at this....

jthorge said...

Waahh! all look very very cute!

Hugbear said...

Thanks to both Joyce. I enjoyed making them.

Anonymous said...

Really cute! Especially the one 'act blur, looking upwards' Hahhahah....

Rdgs
Ma-li

KWF said...

Seeing all your creations really make my hands itch to try some too! Can we dry them in the fridge since the weather is not so suitable now?

Tricia Lee-Chin said...

Wow! Great Job! How I wish I know how to make this! My son's 3rd birthday is next week! It would be nice to be able make this for him! Sigh!

Anonymous said...

Hi Hugbear,
After making the sugar paste, can it be kept for a few days before dying with colours and shaping?


Rgds,
Ying

Hugbear said...

Hi kwf, leaving it in the fridge to dry is not a good idea. It is better to let the sugarpaste dry first then keep in fridge. I tried to keep it in aircon room to dry but as soon as it is out of the aircon room it started to sweat. So, I think in the end still need to let it really dry out in normal room temperature. Of course if it's hot day it will be ideal.

Hugbear said...

Hi Tricia, try lah, who knows, you might get hooked like me. Just play play around with the paste, it's really like playing with your kid's playdough.

Ying, yes you can make the whole batch of sugarpaste. Cling wrap it tighty to prevent drying up. When you are ready to use them, take whatever amount you fancy and knead them up a bit to loosen it up. Add colour and knead until colour is evenly incorporated. Use it to mould as appropriate.

KWF said...

Thanks Lee for the tips on drying and storing. Will probably try it these few days as I need sth to decorate my cupcakes this weekend. Pray hard these few days are hot! Lol.....

Sweet Jasmine said...

so..so cute..especially the penquins...no heart to put it in mouth...looks so real...

KWF said...

Lee, I just tried making my own fondant today. Is your sugar paste rather dry at the end? I had a very hard time in the beginning coz everything was sticking to my hands and tabletop like super sticky paint, almost impossible to knead! Had to add a lot more icing sugar (at least 150gm more) before I can finally get the whole thing off my hands. Now I'm worried my end product is too dry. Not sure if I've done the right thing. Help!

Hugbear said...

Hi kwf, at the beginning stage, put the sifted icing sugar in a mixing bowl. Pour the liquid into the bowl and use a spoon to stir round to get as much icing sugar to be mixed with the liquid. After that knead the mixture in the bowl. Pour mixture now onto the tabletop. Continue to add more icing sugar to knead until the dough is not that sticky. I usually don't meaure the amount of sugar used as I will just add and knead and add and knead until it formed a soft dough just like a bread dough. If you find it too hard, you can always add just a tiny bit of water to the dough and knead again.

Astrom said...

Hi, was curious about the black dye. How do we fuse the primer colors to get a full total black coloring? Thanks! =)

KWF said...

Oh, stupid me! I did the "well" on the table top! Lol....no wonder I've got such a big mess! It's a good lesson though. Will see what my dough turns out to be tmr...heee...pretty excited about it! My dough looks very dry compared to your wet penguins. That's why I thought it might be too dry. Never mind, I shall trial and error. Thanks very much for your precious tips!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Hugbear,
After cling wrap do I keep it in the fridge or in the room temperature?

Rgds,
Ying

Hugbear said...

Ying, after clingwrap it, I put it into another plastic bag and leave it outside in normal room temperature. I don't like to leave it in fridge as it will take some time to thaw it before I can use. I like to be able to use them as and when I feel like.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Hugbear, you are always so generous to share your knowledge *BIG HUG* from Ying

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