I want to make a bear for my sons birthday cake and I was wondering if it was easier to do it with fondant or gum paste. I've never made a bear so I don't even know where to start. All help in appreciated =) Kristen
Hi, I haven't done a bear (yet) but of the figures I have done, I typically use 50% gumpaste & 50 fondant in my mix. To me the mix is easier to work with, more elastic and holds great this way.
But I will leave it to the pros to give you more details and suggestions
Here is a link to Aine2's tutorial for tiny teddy bears. The process for making a bigger bear is the same, just use bigger parts.
Also, she sells tutorials on how to make the bigger bears. Here is the link if you are interested.
Using fondant will give you more time to work on it....as fondant dries slower than gp
Since you are in the L.A. area you should not have a problem w/humidity.
Depending on how big you make it you might want to consider using 1/2 & 1/2.
Thank you so much. I think I'm gonna use the 1/2 and 1/2. I'll post pics as soon as I'm done. Hopefully it will look like a bear =)