Fondant Or Gumpaste

Decorating By Stepho14 Updated 27 Apr 2015 , 7:51pm by prettycupcake

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Stepho14 Posted 25 Apr 2015 , 12:20am
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I am making a bible cake.  Should I use fondant or gum-paste to make the rosary.  How should I still the beads together

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Magic Mouthfuls Posted 25 Apr 2015 , 12:56am
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If the cross and beads are sitting on top of the Bible, then fondant would be fine.  If you are having them "cascade" down (ie half on half off) the Bible, then use gumpaste for its extra stability/strength so they don't crack on transport.

I would use a (silicon) pearl string mould to make the beads (then they are already stuck together in one long piece). 

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-K8memphis Posted 25 Apr 2015 , 2:07pm
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i would use fondant plus cornstarch kneaded in to strengthen it so they could be pleasantly eaten -- also might add some raspberry flavor oil

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Tionnie Posted 27 Apr 2015 , 8:41am
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For flowers I would prefer the gum paste. For the bible and the cross I would use fondant.

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prettycupcake Posted 27 Apr 2015 , 7:51pm
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I usually use gumpaste. Wilton has a mold that has the pearl beads. I would use that. 

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