Gum Paste Or Fondant?

Decorating By Dee0024 Updated 17 Dec 2015 , 3:20pm by camomama5

Dee0024 Posted 15 Dec 2015 , 5:38pm
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Is it better to use Gum paste or Fondant to decorate?

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pinkfox Posted 15 Dec 2015 , 5:50pm
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It depends on what you are making.

Fondant is typically used to cover a cake, or make edible decorations that are part of the cake.

Gum paste dries very hard and is great for flowers and other decorations that are added to the cake, but can be removed before cutting.   Gum paste is not meant to be eaten. 

Hope that helps.

Happy Caking!

: )

Cupcakegirl2005 Posted 17 Dec 2015 , 3:59am
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I use Fondant and add a little tylose powder, just to make a a little more firmer 

Dee0024 Posted 17 Dec 2015 , 3:06pm
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Thank you. I should probably use fondant then.

camomama5 Posted 17 Dec 2015 , 3:20pm
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And if you need the fondant to be firm make your flowers or decorations a few days aheadto give it time to dry Or like cupcake girl2005 said add tylose powder. That's what I do also if I don't have time to wait. 

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