I'm making some standing 3D figures for a cake but I'm not sure what I should make them with. I have mmf, RTR fondant or powdered pastillage on-hand.
What would be best to use? I tried to make spiral ribbons out of both fondant and mmf for my last cake (stars & clouds) but they just crumbled and couldn't support their own weight so I left them out
Should I mix the pastillage with mmf? Straight pastillage? Oh I have no idea lol. Delivery is due on Sunday (it's Thursday night here in Oz) so I have a little bit of drying time up my sleeve but I'd really like to get started tonight. I'd be very grateful for any suggestions
The best thing is CMC/ tylose added to fondant or 50/50 gumpaste and fondant.
Sadly I don't have any tylose / CMC, it isn't available locally. I've seen it online but it won't reach me in time for this cake lol.
Would 50/50 pastillage and fondant work? Gumpaste maybe? I'm so new at this and I'm a bit lost.
I have the ingredients needed for a basic gumpaste (PS, gelatine, water), would that work better? One of the figures will be standing (on the back of a gondola lol) so I'm a bit worried about him crumbling.
I don't think pastillage is going to work with fondant. You have to use Pastillage on its own and it drys really hard.
If you can, make some gumpaste. I don't have a recipe for it though. But Here are two recipe that I saw in the Recipe Index.
Thanks for replying bashini
Which recipe do you use for gumpaste? There are a few different ones here on CC but the only one I have the ingredients for is "Gumpaste recipe No 1". The others seem to need tylose. Will it still hold ok?
Sorry, posted too late lol. Thanks for that, I'll give it a try
I don't make my gumpaste from scratch. So since you got only two ingredients, give it a try.
Hope that would work well.