What exactly is the difference between fondant and gumpaste? I've always used fondant when I add decors on my fondant cakes. the figures, the bows. But for some, I really had to roll the fondant a little bit thick because if it's too thin, it just breaks. I don't know what ingredient is missing.
Thanks for your input.
Gumpaste is used more for decorations. It has tylose or similar ingredient and dries more quickly and is better for making flowers etc because it keeps its shape better than plain fondant. It also dries harder than fondant. Not very tasty, but not really made to eat. Hope this helps.