I am new to decorating. I've done a total of 3 cakes that are not too horrible to post here. LOL Anyhow, after sending off three cakes (2) of which are not in my photos. I have had my husbands aunt come to request two birthday cakes this weekend. One hello kitty cake and one pokemon cake. I would like to do two layer tiered cake with fondant or gumpaste figures.
Just wondering which is better to use? This would be my first time attempting figures and I know gumpaste dries out quicker, so should I use fondant or a mix of the two?
I like to use gumpaste or modeling chocolate for mine.
i just use fondant mixed with cmc for mine...ive never had much luck making gumpaste.. we dont get along to well.
I just use fondant. It works well. Good luck!
I have used fondant, fondant with tylose, gumpaste. Of the 3 my preference is the fondant mixed with tylose. I like to use plain fondant if I am making something small, like penguins that I know kids will be eating. If I am making larger figures I use the fondant mixed with tylose. It dries a little more quickly and is easy to work with. Good luck with your first modeling attempt. Be careful, you might get hooked, it's very addictive!
I use fondant/gumpaste mix- Fondant stays too soft for me for most things for too long- It will distort the stuff I am doing before it dries enough to stay the right shape.