Hi everyone ...i'm still learning but i have a couple of questions ....i've checked the forum to see if there are any other posts on this, and could not find any ....any help/advice would be greatly appriciated
here i go ..
first ...how do you get the wet look on a finished fondant covered cake?
second....... to make a monogram cake topper, is it fondant or gumpaste? and do you insert wire to support?
third ....how do i attach gumpaste to fondant ?
Getting the wet look on fondant requires the use of steam. It has to be done very evenly and watch for drips from the water that collects at the tip of the steamer. The steamer can be a clothing steamer or even a tea kettle. However, this look is temporary. Once the vapor dries the fondant will no longer look wet. It won't look as matte or powdery as untreated fondant.
Monograms made from gumpaste will dry more quickly and will be stronger. Wire can be used as support, but skewers are a better option for standing them on the top of a cake. Wires should not be stuck in cake.
Plain water works great for attaching gumpaste to fondant. Piping gel or gumpaste glue will also work. Just be sure to barely dampen the piece to be attached so as to not dissolve the sugar in the gumpaste or fondant.