I have used gumpaste...which I can never seem to smooth out everywhere...it always seems to have cracks...and I am not talking about dryness....but just will not smooth out everywhere...I just seem to push them around!!!!
I have used fondant...which is smoother but too soft!
I have thought about trying a marzipan recipe or pastillage....but don't want to have the same problems!!!
Any suggestions....I need to figure something out...because I do a ton of figurines on my cakes...and always have to do really great coverups for the inperfections!
I would like to find something like clay...where I can shape into a smoothness and then carve details into as well!
I wish I had an answer for you....I can't wait to see the results!
I wish you had an answer for me too...LOL!!!
Maybe someone has some pointers or tips for me!
Maybe you could use a 50/50 mix of gum paste and fondant, or add gum-tex to the fondant.
I am up for trying anything!!! I have heard that adding Tylose Powder or Gum Tex would help...so I will try that and see! Any other suggestions welcome!!!
I use ready made modelling paste (don't know if that is gum paste).
I find it really good and have no problems with cracking.
The 1 i buy is made by Squires Kitchen, I don't know if you cand get it in the States.
Aine2 shows on you tube how she makes her stuff and she adds 1tsp of Tylose to about 250g of fondant. I tried that for my farm animals and it worked well for me but they were pretty basic...
Aine2's stuff is AWESOME though so it must work!
I use the 50/50 gp/fondant blend too, and I highly recommend that. Or use tylose powder as Aine2 does. She even has a video showing how she blends it into her fondant. GumTex works too but not as well as 50/50 or (I'm assuming) Aine2's tylose recommendation (I'm guessing her method is the best as her figures are PERFECT each and every time.
I too use tylose powder kneaded into my fondant and have never had a problem.