Hi...I am making a cake where I need to insert spikes of gumpaste INTO the fondant covering of a 3D cake. Is there any risk to the gumpaste in doing this? Will the gumpaste become soggy and the spikes fall out?
Should I be covering the bits that insert into the fondant with something, for example leaf glaze?
If the gumpaste is going to inserted into the cake then over time the part inside the cake will absorb moisture and soften.
To get round this the gumpaste could be attached to a wire and the wire is inserted into the cake or you could use plastic posy picks which are like fence post stakes that you insert into the cake and then you can put the gumpast into them without it coming into contact wiht the cake.
yes it will soften and break
i coat whatever is going to be in the cake with choc and let it harden first