the flat side of the graduation cap? I was going to use 50/50 fondant/gumpaste for the round part and tassel. Should I just roll out the gumpaste flat and cut it to size or make it out of RKT and cover it? Or something completely different? I would appreciate any suggestions! I am a novice and this is for my nephews graduation cake.
I am sure you are talking about the Mortar board, you can either use cardboard, or a thin piece of foamcore board, you can buy the foamcore from Walmart or any craft store, not the 1/2 in thick ones, then you cut it to the size that you need, and then cover with fondant, HTH.
I just covered a piece of cardboard with fondant. I think I put a little piping gel on the cardboard to help it stick.
i used modeling chocolate. just put it in the refrigerator and it will get solid hard if you use all chocolate be even best. as long as it stays out of the sun!
I would just use gumpaste or fondant with tylose, giving it plenty of time to dry hard. Once it is hard it will be fine. Or if you are in a time pinch, cover cardboard or foam core. HTH
I used what I had on hand which was cardboard and mixed tylose in with the fondant. I will let them dry overnight before wrapping in bubble wrap and packing away unassembled. I have to drive across two states with them next week so I think I will bring extra with me in case there's a problem.
Next time I think I will try my hand at the chocolate.
Thanks everyone for taking the time to help!