How Do I Know Which Medium To Use?

Decorating By Cakegirl313 Updated 25 Sep 2010 , 4:36am by ski

Cakegirl313 Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 9:39pm
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I know the general uses for Fondant and gumpaste but what about all the others, Pstillage, Modeling Chocolate, and Marzipan. How do I know when to use one of these and what effects they give???

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ski Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 4:36am
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You just have to play around and see which appeals to you. There aren't any rules on mediums. Pastillage and gumpaste will produce a firmer product, candy clay gives pliability, and fondant attaches better, and marzipan adds a flavor variation. For me, I like the 50/50 combo of candy clay and fondant, it allows the pliabily I need for sculpting, slower dry out time, and no attachment problems. JMHO ("

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