Today is Renee's 8th Birthday and i am still busy although her birthday party for her friends was on Saturday last weekend, i have to make cupcakes for her class, now and the sooner i get this posting done, the faster i can get started with the cupcakes. There were so much prep for her Birthday Cake, her theme was Art and Craft and she wanted so many impossibles which i am not capable of. I had just wanted to make the figure 8 and put in sweet girly things. In the end, we compromised, i had my figure 8 and she had her paint palate, with paint brushes, paints etc. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RENEE.
2 x 8 inch cake of choice
Modelling paste - 1/3 cup water
2 tsp powdered gelatin
3 tsp glucose/corn syrup
4 cups confectioner's sugar
Put water into a small saucepan, sprinkle the gelatine on to the water.
Heat gently until the gelatine dissolves, do not allow to boil.
Remove from heat, stir in the glucose /corn syrup and allow to cool.
Place confectioner's sugar into a bowl. Gradually pour in the liquid, mixing till the paste forms a plastercine-like consistency.
Turn out onto a a clean board dusted with a little cornstarch and knead till smooth.
To make different colours, divide the dough and tint each piece with food coloring, kneading well with the colours you wish to use.