Marzipan Vs. Fondant/gumpaste

Decorating By CakeInfatuation Updated 7 Oct 2010 , 9:10pm by bakencake

CakeInfatuation Posted 7 Oct 2010 , 11:58am
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Every once in a while I see a figure that I can tell was made with Marzipan. It has such a smooth finish with this almost translucent and yet not look to the skin. So much more realistic than the sort of "flat" look of fondant/gumpaste or fondant/tylose.

Sometimes you want something to look elegant instead of cute. I know Marzipan is a little pricey so I wouldn't use it all the time. But... before I even attempt to buy it.

What is it like to work with? Does it work for standing figures? Is the consistency more like clay? Is it forgiving or like fondant you have to get it right the first time?

I'd love to know what you think of it and what you use it for.

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bakencake Posted 7 Oct 2010 , 9:10pm
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I too am curious. I know when to use fondant vs gum paste but know nothing about marzipan. I know that most people make tiny fruits out of them but dont know if it's the old version of fondant or if it's used for different techniques.

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