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I am making a 14 x 14 gift box cake. I am making the flat panels for sides and handpainting "gift wrap" look on them with powder food coloring and vodka. I am wanting very crisp corners.
I am unsure if I should use gum paste or fondant to make a lid this size. I wondered about making the top panel and sides, drying them and piecing them together with royal icing tinted the same color. What do you think??? I would prefer fondant, so I do not have to worry about matching the tinted gum paste to the tinted fondant.
Could you mix a bit of gumpaste with the fondant? Might be best of both worlds.
I have never done that. What a good idea. I haven't made up my gum paste yet. I have a wilton powdered mix I will test with the fondant. Then it won't be as tough to match the colors.
You could also add a bit of gum-tex or tylose to the fondant that is colored like the box, so that you dont haveto worry about maching colors and you'll also get the stiffness of gumpaste
I looked for Tylose today at Hobby Lobby and Michael's. Neither had it. That means it is a 40 min drive into Houston to get it. However I think I did see Gum Tex at both places. That sounds like the perfect solution.