I have decorated cakes for a while but I'm new to fondant and gum paste. So I'm hoping I can get some advice from the experts on this board. Can you tell me how fondant and gum past taste? I know that the decorations are edible but do they taste good? Could you also tell me which is better for flowers and which one tastes better, fondant or gum paste?
Thanks so much for any help you can give me!
Fondant is for eating, gumpaste is not, at least not usually.
Fondant can be flavored. I make marshmallow fondant, which tastes like marshmallows unless you flavor it. It takes flavor well and it can really add to a cake.
Gumpaste dries hard, quickly, and is better for flowers because it can be worked thinner, and because of how quickly it dries, which helps the flower hold its shape. The gumpaste that I use has powdered sugar, egg whites and tylose...no flavoring. I haven't tasted it but my mom (who will taste anything) says it tastes like plain royal icing.
Thanks so much for your help!