I have tried covering the "board" with fondant and it just doesn't look right. Will gp not hold it's shape or something? Is this the reason people don't use just gp? Ughh not liking these little buggers..
GP dries much faster than fondant, even if it has Tylose added.
I don't understand what the problem is....just cut a sq of fondant or gp, dry and apply to a cap/base.
What are you trying to cover?
What am I missing?
I don't see why you couldn't. roll it out thicker than norm and leave plenty of time for it to dry. Prolly wana put the little button thing on while it's wet.
You are talking about the top board right?
Sure! You can use gumpaste. Just make sure you make it far enough in advance to dry THOROUGHLY. I would suggest placing the flat piece between two pieces of foam sponge topped with a light weight, such as a couple of cake boards, to prevent it from curling as it dries.
Thanks a million!!! I was wondering why everybody covered the "mortar" board with fondant instead of just using straight gumpaste ... I guess it was for time reasons.. But I couldn't get mine to look right.. and it kept falling apart no matter what I stuck it on with GRRR