Do I Need To Use Gumpaste For This? Newbie Here!!

Decorating By rosiecast Updated 1 Mar 2010 , 12:57am by superstar

rosiecast Posted 28 Feb 2010 , 6:34pm
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Hi!! I want to make figures like the cake attached (maybe more 3-D). Should I use gumpaste together with the fondant? And if so, what's the ratio?


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Wildrose6633 Posted 28 Feb 2010 , 7:00pm
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Hi Rosiecast
I usually use fondant for figurines because you have more time to play around with it. Gumpaste dries very fast, If the figurines are thicker then I might use a 50 / 50 mix of fondant and gumpaste so it wouldn't take so long to dry. I use gumpaste for flowers and want the petals as thin as possible so they look real and dry quickly. This is what I do HTH. icon_smile.gif

CiNoRi Posted 28 Feb 2010 , 7:03pm
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a mix of fondant and gumpaste should work fine... 50/50 ratio. For anything really long and thin (and still wanting to stand up) id lean more toward using straight gumpaste

But for that size a 50/50 mix should work icon_wink.gif

Good luck!

rosiecast Posted 28 Feb 2010 , 7:07pm
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Thanks so much ladies!

superstar Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 12:57am
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I mix fondant with Tylose.

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