In the past I had been making animal figures and loop bows out of fondant as accents on my buttercream cakes. Since fondant gets soft when refridgerated, I now have switched to gumpaste bows and figures. The gumpaste seem to hold up very well under refrigeraion.
Question is, is gumpaste edible? What is in it that makes it hold up better than fondant.
Thanks in advance.
Gum paste is made with completely edible ingredients.
It's basically fondant with edible gum(s) in powder form added that increase it's stretchiness and speeds up drying. It dries in a way that slows the absorption of water.
Once gum paste items, or fondant for that matter, have toothpicks, wires, artificial stamens, or non-edible colors/glitter (non-toxic doesn't = edible) added to them, they become classified as inedible decorations and are for decoration only.
Thanks for the explanation
Technically edible but not very tasty