What is the difference between fondant, gumpaste and modeling chocolate when it comes to making decorations to go on top of your cake. I want to make an architect cake and a john deere cake and I'm not sure which one to use for the pencil, ruler, tires, steering wheel etc to sit on top of the cakes.
We use fondant for covering a cake, modelling, and decorative work.
We use modelling chocolate for modelling and decorative work.
We use gum paste to make flowers & when using patchwork cutters.
For what you're wanting to do, we'd suggest either modelling chocolate or fondant mixed with tylose...That way, it's still edible but it will harden up faster.
Keep in mind that fondant will take longer to dry than gum paste; however, modelling chocolate will start to melt in high temperature areas.
It's really your call and personal preference.
Ok great! Thank you so much!