How Do I Cover Cardboar With Fondant... Or Should I

Decorating By Laurascakefactory Updated 21 Mar 2010 , 4:30pm by metria

Laurascakefactory Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 2:12pm
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I am making a 3d airplaine cake... I was origanially going to make the wings and tail pieces from gum paste but started to think... wouldnt it be easier to just cut my pettern so I can adjust it to fit the cake perfect and then cover the patern with fondant? Only question is ... is how do I do that... second question... what would you do? Make them from gumpaste or cover the cardboard??

Please help

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marknelliesmum Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 2:23pm
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Hi There
I personally would make the wings from gelatin paste which dries rock hard and is much stronger than gumpaste but is worked in the same way. Once you had made it (quite easy ) all you would need to do is get the size and shape etc the same way you would for gumpaste but you would allow it to dry out overnight ( possibly longer depending on size, thickness etc) then attach it.
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HTH

metria Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 2:28pm
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i vote pastillage

Laurascakefactory Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 2:30pm
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how do you make gelatin paste? or pastillage?

marknelliesmum Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 2:32pm
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I'll have to pm you the recipe coz its from a book.
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bashini Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 2:37pm
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Hi, when I did a plane for my son't b'day, I use patillage for the rear wings. I covered them with fondant, but it was a bit too heavy. What you can do is colour the pastllage in the same colour you are going to cover the body of the plane, and cut into the shapes you want. icon_smile.gif

dalis4joe Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 3:15pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by marknelliesmum

I'll have to pm you the recipe coz its from a book.
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Hi... if it's not too much trouble... can u also PM me the gelatin paste recipe? thanks....

metria Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 4:30pm
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here's one of the recipes on cc for pastillage:

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/14633/easy-pastillage

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