Is it fondant, gumpaste, or modeling chocolate, or something else?
There was an Ace of Cake episode i saw where geoff was making a big ship, but the front part was cracking and sank down cuz of the gumpaste, so I thinK he replaced the front with foam board... Do you know if there was something else he could have used to make everything edible...?
Wondering cuz the cake i'm trying to make will have that same structure problem... (but i'm definitely not making a ship...one day maybe =P)
They're all about the same, it all depends on the thickness you are using and how sturdy is your cake.
You could probably use cereal treats for something structural like that. If you need light decoration, royal icing is the best bet for weight, but it's terribly fragile. What kind of cake are you making?
Pastiallage...very light. And sturdier than GP.
Thanks for all the advice =)
shelbur10- i'm trying to make this bear/lego man type cake for my cousin's wedding next week... His tummy that sticks out is what I was concerned about...
and i will try the pastiallage--- =)
Is pastillage edible? I thought it wasn't.
yep it is... its basically just like cum paste but without the gum trag in it.. to me is tastes like those candy sticks i use to get at halloween
I was thinking about cold porcelain perhaps.
I have some of Marcela Sanchez' premade pastillage and I find it quite grainy and not not fun to work with.
They ALL taste gross.
Yah...pastiallage is never meant to be eaten, and it's the cold porcelain that is definitely non-edible, in fact is specifically banned from most decorating competitions for that reason.
Good to know. I can stop worrying about it touching the cakes then. I haven't tried cold porcelain and don't plan to for now.
It always cracks me up when kids try to eat gumpaste/fondant figures. You tell them they won't like it but they have to find out for themselves.