I made a great swimming pool cake. It's all carved out and lined with MMF. I've made blue jello, ready to slide into the pool.
But the catch is that I have to put in these gumpaste/MMF figures of the kids swimming in the pool.
I just realized tonight that the figures may absorb the water in the jello. Will this happen? How do I fill my pool without getting soggy figures?
Need some ideas ASAP as she's picking up the cake tomorrow at 2.
you could use blue coloured piping gel
Wouldn't piping gel soften the figures as well?
I used piping gel on the pool in my photos... didn't have any problem with the figures softening - and I used straight fondant, no gumpaste...
are you pushing the figures down into the jello or just sitting them on top?
If you are sitting them on top they probably will be ok... maybe make some royal icing the color of the water to pipe under the figures before you place them.
If you need them to go inside the jello could you wrap the immersed parts in plastic wrap first... make sure you tell them so they can remove the plastic before serving...
Just some thoughts?
Pipping gel will not soften the figures. I even put a cardboard boogie board in my pool and it was fine.
Vegetarian piping gel is better for cakes, as it doesn't contain meat. Jello as any gelatin product, contains meat.
Im all for the piping gel its always worked for me
I did one with the jello and the figures were fine. The tiles melted maybe because they were so thin. I did the figures days in advance so they were hard when I used them.
There is a picture in my gallery.