Gumpaste Or Gumpaste/fondant Mixture Or Chocolate? Which?

Decorating By JustToEatCake Updated 4 Nov 2009 , 11:41pm by JustToEatCake

JustToEatCake Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 8:25pm
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(Thought I already posted this but it never showed)
I'm a newb and I am trying to make a stand up flat sihlouette <sp> for the top of a bday cake for my dad. It can be supported with picks on the back and down into frosting (and I can make it out of sculpey but that wouldn't work icon_smile.gif..)..anyway I don't know if it should be made of gumpaste only (it doesn't have to be really thin) or mixture of gumpaste and fondant or chocolate...any help would be greatly appreciated and I hope this shows up this time!
Thanks

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KristyCakes Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 8:41pm
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I'd use just gum paste, personally. And give it plenty of time to dry. I also use Sculpey A LOT for toppers - I love it because I know it won't break at the last minute causing me too much heartache! icon_smile.gif

kakeladi Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 9:10pm
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Any of the three mediums you mentioned will be fine.
IMHO choco transfer will be the most breakable. Fondant can become very soft if the weather is rainy icon_sad.gif GP alone is fine but I most likely would use a mix of gp & fond.

JustToEatCake Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 10:39pm
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Originally Posted by KristyCakes

I'd use just gum paste, personally. And give it plenty of time to dry. I also use Sculpey A LOT for toppers - I love it because I know it won't break at the last minute causing me too much heartache! icon_smile.gif



Thanks, I thought about going the sculpey route but I think for this one I need it to be all sugar stuff...icon_smile.gif I will use my sculpey skills though..lol

JustToEatCake Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 10:41pm
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Originally Posted by kakeladi

Any of the three mediums you mentioned will be fine.
IMHO choco transfer will be the most breakable. Fondant can become very soft if the weather is rainy icon_sad.gif GP alone is fine but I most likely would use a mix of gp & fond.



Thank you for replying, so would a 50/50 mix of GP and Fondant give me a stiff sort of card board result. I am thinking about 1/8th inch thick would be fine.

Texas_Rose Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 10:45pm
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You did already post it: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-658133-.html

But don't worry, I only know because I answered your other post earlier icon_biggrin.gif

JustToEatCake Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 11:41pm
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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

You did already post it: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-658133-.html

But don't worry, I only know because I answered your other post earlier icon_biggrin.gif



I saw it only after I already posted, but funny thing the only way I can see it is to go under "my posts" it still doesn't come up for me in the listing..I don't know maybe it's supposed to be that way..I'm such an idiot..thanks for the help though and sorry about the extra posting! I promise this won't happen again!

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