what is the difference between fondant, gumpaste, sugarpaste and marazpan when you are wanting to make 3D figures??????????
I need help making princess figures which has to be able to be eatten it's for a kids cake. HELP and fast the birthday is Nov 20 need to get started
Fondant and sugar paste are usually the same thing. They take longer to harden than using gumpaste, or a mixture of gumpaste. For some things it wouldn't matter, but for bigger pieces they could distort as they are drying if it takes a while.
Marzapan is made from almond paste. I haven't worked with it. I'd think it'd be the more expensive of the three to use, but if you were going for a figure that someone would actually want to eat, then I think it'd be the one to use.
I have almost always used fondant mixed with gum-tex or tylose or gumpaste when making 3d figures. I like making them 'edible' but no one really eats them.