Here are pictures of my first finished sugar paste model(s). It was fun learning how to put it together and there were definitely some things I would have done differently such as not put the hair on her head before attaching it to the body. That was a pain! Her arms were also originally straight and supported by lollipop sticks but I found floral wire to be an awesome material to use instead, just don’t eat it.
My initial sketch was of a baby (Ava) and George our Saint Bernard who was drying off in that typical dog manner. Obviously things changed along the way…
I do like working with sugar paste (ie: fondant/gum paste), it’s a bit different than polymer clay. Once the dye is worked into the paste it doesn’t rub off on your hands/other clay like polymer, so that’s a plus. With polymer you have to have a bottle of hand sanitizer and rubbing alcohol to constantly clean tools and your hands. The downfall to sugar paste is that it takes a while to dry but it’s well worth the wait.
I have some more ideas for sculptures and will post them as I’m done sculpting (in between sketching other things of course)!