First I'd like to know - Fondant vs. gumpaste - which is better for what use?
Second, I'm going to attempt to make a bow for a cake, haven't decided if it will be a 'loopy' looking bow (like on the back of girl's dress) or a present bow (like on a pacakge). But what type of frositng would you suggest for making either of these?
And what about cut outs. Is there a preference or a taste over which one is better?
I guess what I'm asking is depending on what type of look I want would depend on what type of frosting to use . . . right?
I think it is sort of a matter of what you like. I use fondant for cutouts and some bows. Gumpaste dries harder and faster. If I have plenty of time for a bow to harden, I will use fondant. If I need it to dry quickly, I will use gumpaste. Gumpaste is usally used for more delicate pieces like a shoe for instance.
Gumpaste is more durable but you can also add Tylose to fondant and give it an extra boost.