This gumpaste baby is my latest creation that I made for a cake that I have coming up in the next few weeks. I love to create baby sculptures they are always soo cute. Each and every one I do always ends up looking so different, I don’t think I have created any two alike.
Alot of people are not aware that you can actually keep most sugar sculptures as a keepsake. As long as they do not get wet they will last indefinately. I always add tylose powder to my fondant which acts as a hardener as well as helps in areas that have alot of humidity. I have some of my very first sugar sculptures that I created when I first got started last year and they look just as good as they did the day I made them. Its always a good idea if you can enclose them in something which will keep the dust off of them as such, its not like you can just pop them into the sink and wash them, lol! Last year I made my cousin Sue a Wizard of Oz cake and made sugar sculptures of Dorothy, The Tin Man, The Lion, The Scare Crow and of course Toto in a small basket. My cousin kept all of the sugar sculptures and has them sitting in her curio cabinet on display she says that she lightly dusts them once a week and they are still in perfect condition.
If you would like to keep sugar sculptures as a keepsake
Make sure you wipe all icing off of them once them are removed from the cake
Do not get them wet or use water on them for any reason, they are made of sugar dough and will soften up and fall apart.
I store some of mine in shoe boxes up on a closet shelf.
Keep sugar sculptures out of direct sunlight because it will cause the colors to fade.
It’s best if they are displayed in a glass cabinet or one of those glass dome covers that are used for displaying dolls.