You don’t have to be a little girl to love Gorjuss dolls!
In fact I think they’re appreciated more by adults than children (who get a little unsettled by the lack of facial features!)
I’ve been admiring Santoro‘s whimsical works of art for a while, and what a pleasure it’s been to reproduce them in cake form.
Mine are made from a modelling chocolate / fondant blend, except for the legs, which needed to have the stockings painted on, so I added tylose/CMC paste into that mix.
My ratios are a 1:1 ratio of modelling chocolate to fondant, and then if I add tylose/CMC paste, it’ll be 1/4 of that weight…
50g modelling chocolate + 50g fondant = 100g paste, then I’ll add 25g tylose/CMC paste.
And it has to be the paste – don’t use tylose powder in a modelling chocolate blend; it isn’t as effective as it is when added to pure fondant.
Why do I add the tylose paste? It results in a quicker drying time and firmer finish, especially when working in heat and humidity.
Just make sure, though, if you make your own tylose paste, that it is dry and not tacky.
It’s not going to help combat the challenges of humidity if your paste itself is too damp!
The beauty of modelling these figurines is the simplicity of their faces.
And yet they’re still so full of character, aren’t they?