Gumpaste V. Fondant

Decorating By immyK Updated 26 Mar 2009 , 3:57pm by dhccster

immyK Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 1:57pm
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Hi. I'm new to this site, so I apologise if this has been a topic before.
I have worked with fondant a few times. I'm wondering when and how you decide to use fondant and/or gumpaste? Is fondant for covering large areas and gumpaste is better for making small things. (but you can use fondant to make the small things too.)

I'm confused. icon_sad.gif


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SUELA Posted 25 Mar 2009 , 2:05pm
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Fondant is typically used to cover cakes/cupcakes/cookies etc.... Gumpaste dries very hard so would not be an option to cover cake.
Alot of flowers are made of gumpaste as is fairly pliable to get thin petals. Straight fondant would tend to droop before the flower could set up properly.

kakeladi Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 1:32am
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Well suela covered it nicelyicon_smile.gif Gumpaste allows one to roll the 'dough' much thinner to make much more life-likem flowers and leaves. When dry it would be like eating an egg shell icon_smile.gif

immyK Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 3:51pm
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oooooooh! Thank you!

dhccster Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 3:57pm
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I have wondered this, too! Thanks for the info!

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