I need help. I am making a 4 tiered wedding ckae next week and they would like leaves on the cake between one of the pillar tiers. I have made leaves out of satin ice fondant. Would you suggest I uses the same or should I use gumpaste? I just wondered if it wold hold up better. I noticed with the fondant ones a couple of them cracked on me and didnt know if gumpaste would be a better option.
Thanks in advance!
Gumpaste is great because it dries rock hard if you give it enough time. Or you can use a 50/50 fondant gumpaste mix...
are you planning on appling them to the pillers? If you are than i would suggest the gumpaste you can roll it out much thinner and it won't be has heavy. K i hope that helps.
I just did this cake this past weekend. I used Satin Ice fondant and I cut them out with a leaf cookie cutter, then I laid them at various angles in didfferent size cupcake pans. they dried overnight. Then I painted them with a mixture of the various colors of Luster Dust mixed with everclear.
I actually made mine out of candy clay, then the guests were able to eat the leaves! I actually gave the extra leaves to the venue to plate with each piece of cake. Here is the cake: (this was the first time I did draping going around the side of the cake, I obviously need to practice this a little more )
Website glitch I guess? Here is a cake I did yesterday with leaves on it....Fondant with tylose, made template from leaves outside used cardstock to trace then scrunched wax paper laid leaves on for 10 min to set a little then airbrushed yellow, then green and finished with brown, then let dry overnight. No probs.