Fondant Or Gum Paste

Decorating By katiediditcakes Updated 7 Feb 2011 , 6:51pm by DeezTreatz

katiediditcakes Posted 7 Feb 2011 , 5:00pm
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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. icon_smile.gif

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jillyscakes Posted 7 Feb 2011 , 6:02pm
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Use the black fondant but put some cmc or gum trag in it to make it modelling paste thumbs_up.gif

DeezTreatz Posted 7 Feb 2011 , 6:51pm
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You can use either or - I made fondant penguins (See pic) a week in advance - and were still soft enough to eat icon_smile.gif
I also used black food coloring (a lot) and they turned out fine!

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