Gumpaste Or Fondant And Why?

Decorating By nisha_ru Updated 17 Apr 2008 , 6:27pm by nisha_ru

nisha_ru Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 5:59pm
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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?!)

3 replies
cashley Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 6:07pm
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Gumpaste will go rock hard and not really edible. I would go with the fondant they can cut through and eat.

michellesArt Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 6:08pm
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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

nisha_ru Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 6:27pm
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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.

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