I am going to be making some penguins for a cake. I have not decided if I will do them in gum paste or fondant. They do not have to be eaten. My question how far in advance can I make them? If I use fondant? Gum paste? I can get black fondant easily I wasnt sure if I could make the gum paste black enough without making it to wet.
Thanks for your thoughts.
Use the black fondant but put some cmc or gum trag in it to make it modelling paste
You can use either or - I made fondant penguins (See pic) a week in advance - and were still soft enough to eat
I also used black food coloring (a lot) and they turned out fine!