After seeing the new cake posted on the photo gallery (one with the life like roses on it--wow! )...I just have to ask. What is the difference between gum paste and fondant? Is there a taste difference, because I do not like the taste of fondant. Can you decorate with gum paste (assuming there is a difference) like you would fondant...roll it out, and cover a cake, or is it just for detail stuff like the roses? Sorry for the back to back questions/posts, but this site just raises all kinds of questions...I love it!
gum paste (if not mistaken) dries hard.... fondant doesnt.
gumpaste dries even harder than royal icing while it is edible and does not taste bad it does not taste great either . It is usually used only for decorations
Try the mmf it tastes good Also I have found fondant even the wilton fondant when mixed 1/2 fondant to 1/2 candy clay has a very good flavor. I have made swags from it and flowers but never tried covering a cake. it tastes good and is soft and firm.
Not to sound dumb , but what is MMF...seen it now on several recipes/posts?
That stands for marshmallow fondant. If you do a search you'll find lots of tips and the recipe!
Hey...is gumpaste as sticky as fondant and does it fall apart like fondant will when you stretch it to far?
candy clay?? sorry for being dumb, but what is that?