? When Using Deep Lace Molds Do You Prefer Gumpaste, Fondant

Decorating By crazyladybaker Updated 2 Jul 2011 , 7:40pm by pastrygirls

crazyladybaker Posted 2 Jul 2011 , 1:49pm
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I will be purchasing a deep lace mold and was wondering what everyone liked to use as their medium.
The mold is approx 3" tall and wrap around the entire cake so it is a bit large.

Would fondant be too heavy or soft to use? Would gumpaste get too hard and not allow me to work with it when applying?
Should I mix the two and if so what ratio?

Thanks for any input thumbs_up.gif

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Elcee Posted 2 Jul 2011 , 4:30pm
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When I took a mold making class with James Rosselle (hee, hee, I love saying that icon_rolleyes.gif), he recommended fondant (Fondarific, specifically) because it stays pliable long enough to work it and get it on the cake. You should roll it pretty thin, so the weight shouldn't be a problem.

crazyladybaker Posted 2 Jul 2011 , 7:33pm
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Thanks for the tips. I do have some Fondarific so I will begin working with it.
Have a great day icon_wink.gif

pastrygirls Posted 2 Jul 2011 , 7:40pm
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if i'm doing decorations i do a 50/50 blend of gum paste and fondant. but if you're wrapping the cake, you might want to use fondant so it doesn't set up like gum paste once you've wrapped it.

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