I am making a turkey cake for thanksgiving and was asked to make carrot cake with cream cheese filling. I didnt think this was going to be an issue but I just started thinking more about it and the fact i made the turkeys head, feathers and some leaves out of gumpaste. it needs to stay in the fridge since its cream cheese icing, but how am i going to have problems with the gumpaste when i take it out. I need to assemble it tomorrow and it will not be served until thursday so the gumpaste will need to be in the fridge too. I wish i thought this through a little more. Any suggestions? I have never put gumpaste in the fridge and everything i read says it is goign to get soft.
Are the gumpaste items in a figure form or are you using them like you would fondant, flat on the cake, or is it a 3D cake? The wheels are turning in my head for you.
I have put gumpaste and fondant in the fridge. My cowboy hat cake in my photos, the brim was all gumpaste, I had made it a couple of days ahead of time and it was really hard, it sat in the fridge for a day with no problems at all. HTH
its a 3d turkey. i made the body a ball shape and forned the head with a little pilgrim hat out of gumpaste. then i made leaves to be scattered around the body and feathers which will stand up against his back. I think its the feathers i am most worried about since they need to stand up. maybe even the head but i formed it on a straw so i think it should hold up, just hopefully its hat, eyes, beak wouldnt fall off. I just have no clue what types of issues i could possibly be expecting since i have never put anything gumpaste in the fridge. I dont know what i was thinking. Its good to know at least one of you has had luck putting it in the fridge.
I made a gumpaste pony and cowboy hat 2 weeks ahead of time. They were on the cake and in the fridge for 24 hrs with no problems.
You should be okay if they are rock hard already!