I'm doing a 11x15 cake for a baby shower and I'm going to make a onesie and socks to go on the cake. I'm just not sure if I should make it out of Gumpaste or Fondant?
Why would one be better than the other one? (or would it make any difference?!)
Gumpaste will go rock hard and not really edible. I would go with the fondant they can cut through and eat.
i happen to really like using fondant-it's quick, easy to cut out (cookie cutters work great) especially if you're laying it flat against the cake. i don't have much experience with gumpaste but from what i understand when you mix fondant and gumpaste it stabilized the fondant-makes it dry harder so you can then use it to make more delicate flowers and decorations like bows that might have more detail and 3-D shape to them and you want it to hold that shape. hope that helps a bit...i have a shower cake that i'm working on for sunday and i am going to emboss the fondant-it gives it a really nice soft impression it's easy to do and i like how simple it is
Thanks for the quick replies!
The thing about cutting through the fondant makes a lot of sense!
Guess we'll go with the fondant! I'm making little shoes out of gumpaste too.