I love the look of the gumpaste frills around a cake, and am thinking of trying it on my next cake. Any tips on how to do this?
Also, I know that gumpaste dries hard as rock so I am kinda thinking it is pointless, as you won't be able to cut into it, or eat it... so what is the point...? How do I suggest that the customer go about cutting it? I would think they will be surprised to see it is inedible?
Is it worth it? Thoughts?
Hi there, you can mix 50/50 gumpaste and fondant. I use gumpaste only to make flowers. And here is a great video,
The part of the video with the frills is blacked out. Can hear it but can't see it Thanks so much for trying. I will keep looking!
Here is another video:
After you watch it you can continue on to video 2. But I think video 1 has a good description of how to make the frills.
Great!! Looks pretty easy!
They show using all gumpaste. Would that not taste terrible, though?
I made frills out of fondant without any gumpaste and it worked fine. I used a technique very similar to the one in the first video link above. I did have to prop them up with toothpicks until they dried, but only because I wanted them to stand away from the cake. They cut easily and tasted good!
See the Princess Cake in my photos.
Edited to add link to instructions I found on the web and used for the Princess Cake frills:
Check the link on my signature. There are tutorial videos regarding your question.