Where do I start?
How about on the Iron Man figurine?
I really cannot think of a way to create all the details of the Iron Man Figurine.
First, I thought I'll just score the details using the leaf veiner (a modelling tool)
So I started making the Iron Man figurine using
Fondant and Tylose powder.
Here's a pic of my first try.
I was not very happy with the outcome and it's not sturdy.
My second attempt was another fail.
It was a mistake brushing the figurine made of fondant with a Rose and Gold Petal dust.
The figurine started looking a bit and smudgy.
Here's the original draft I created as to how I envisioned the cake.
I used Paint.net to create this draft.
The Second Attempt Standing Iron Man figurine is alright, I guess.
But the stiffness of the figurine was bothering me a lot.
I was getting a bit frustrated and I thought of just using a toy Image of Iron Man 3.
But I told myself, don't give up just yet.
So I went back to the drawing board and started a new design.
Here's my draft.
A new Iron Man figurine.
Why not make the Iron Man figurine with some sort of movement.
I also decided to try a new technique (new to me at least).
Use Modelling chocolate as my medium instead of fondant.
But how do I build an armature or structure to mimic movement?
So I went online and look for a tutorial. There are zillions of tutorials on Youtube.
Until I found this simple tutorial which is great for any beginner.
Here's the link:
Here's the armature I built with the help of the tutorial.
It doesn't look like it's enough but once this is covered with foil, it will make sense.
After making the armature,
I started building the figurine using white modelling chocolate.
Here's a link on how to make a modelling chocolate
by Shawna McGreevy
Then using a modelling tool I scored the details.
However, I realized I needed the figurine to be red instead of white.
So make sure to color your modelling chocolate red to avoid the extra step I made here.
I had to layer the figurine with red modelling chocolate for Iron Man's Red Outfit.
While you're building the figurine, let it sit on something like a gel container,
as shown below.
I should have been happy with this result.
But the following day, I was still dissatisfied by how it looks.
I don't know, but there is something missing...I wasn't really happy.
So I went online until I stumbled upon the Iron Man 3 trailer video.
I thought maybe I should make the latest Iron Man costume.
So I started placing yellow gold details using fondant.
For the outfit, I used this picture as my inspiration.
Print this photo and cut out the different parts/details and use them as template.
Scale to size of your figurine.
Use yellow gold fondant for the outfit.
As for the metal part, use vodka and silver highlighter.
Here's my final Iron Man 3 figurine.
To make the figurine to stay balanced on the cake,
use a long skewer and insert it from the foot to about close to the knee.
Do this part when you're ready to put the figurine on the cake.
I actually placed the figurine on the cake at the venue.
I am so glad that I did not gave up on this one.
The night of the assembly, I changed my mind on a few things.
I removed the clouds and put a disc instead.
The image below is what I use on the front decor of the cake.
Print this image to your desired size
(really depends on how tall your cake is)
Roll out a grey colored fondant and use the cutout image as your template.
To make the 3D effect (embossed)
you need to put fondant at the back of the hands and Iron Man Head so they stand out.
Then I used a leaf viener tool to make the creases, details or indentations.
Do I make sense here?
Here's how it looks like up close
Here's the final result
My family and friends call me Bobie. An IT Specialist and have discovered cake decorating, a new hobby...my new passion.