Letters On Top--Fondant Or Gumpaste? How?

Decorating By Muse Updated 29 Aug 2008 , 11:50pm by mamacc

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Muse Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 6:25pm
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I have a cake I am doing for a friend and I need her initals standing up on top. I don't need cutters or anything I just need to know which would be better, gumpaste or fondant. And how long do they need to harden?

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kakeladi Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 8:20pm
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It depends on how humid it is in your area. I have made many from straight fondant w/o problems.
Actually a 50/50 mix of the two is perfecticon_smile.gif
I would give them as long as possible to dry....like make them now icon_smile.gif

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sarahnichole975 Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 8:26pm
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I use funky ole wilton fondant with gumtex and have had wonderful success. Definitely let them dry as long as possible. Definitely at least 24 hours.

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seven Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 8:42pm
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I would go with gumpaste. It will dry rock hard for sure, reguardless of weather.

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liapsim Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 8:52pm
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Hi Muse...I live in North Ga and I have used a half and half mixture of fondant and gumpaste and you have to let it harden for about 2-3 days because of the humidity in Georgia. Happy Cakin'!

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mamacc Posted 29 Aug 2008 , 11:50pm
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I would go with gumpaste or else knead a bunch of tylose or gumtex into your fondant...

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