I will be making a graduation cake in June for a friend and have decided that I want to make a piece of sheet music, trombone and graduation cap, and figure using gum paste would be best. My problem is, I've never used the stuff before. Help please! How far in advace can I make my things, how do I store them, is transporting going to be an issue (are they fragile, Ive got to drive 4 hrs), can they sit directly ontop of buttercream, and should I make my own or buy the pre-made stuff? So many questions, I know. TIA for all your help.
I use satin ice gumpaste..works great. You can make you things now...they will take any where from 3-7 days to dry depending on what you are making. You can store them once they are completely dry...in tupperware container in a cool dry place. When transporting wrapp them in bubble wrap gently. They aren't as fragile as you think...make extras just in cake you have breakage. Hope that helps! Good luck!