I'm not really sure how to word this...so bear with me! haha. I'm trying to figure out which is sturdier for my particular project. I am trying to make a wine bottle crate, and am not sure which would be the best to use to make the crate part...fondant, gum paste, or pastillage. It would be made to lay along side a sheet cake, but has to be sturdy enough to not fall/sag when placed on. If anyone has any input on this, that would be great!!! I appreciate everyone's feedback!
I would go with pastillage, personally, but you could go with fondant or pastillage and be fine.
You could go w/ a 1/2 and 1/2 mix of fondant and gumpaste. Roll it and cut it out, let it dry completly and it should be rigid.
I would use pastillage or straight gumpaste. Fondant will not dry hard enough. Pastillage would be my first choice since it gets nice and hard.
Gumpaste, while technically edible, doesn't taste good and fondant won't dry hard enough. So unless you want to remove all the crate then go with pastillage tho' I have no idea how that tastes either.
Gumpaste doesn't taste bad (to me anyway)... it's just an odd texture. Sort of slimy from the gums in it, but it's just sweet. I make my own though so that might help. Pastillage dries hard as a rock so you would also have to remove it before serving.
Fondant, gumpaste, pastillage... they are all similar in flavor since they are compromised of pretty much the same things... just slight differences from recipe to recipe.
thanks, everyone, for the help!!! all great suggestions!
I would go with gumpaste. I make gumpaste from whatever fondant I use, so it taste as good as the fondant. Just use 1 tsp of tylose to 1 pound of fondant and knead for 5 minutes.