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Avoid angel food but other than that, any will do. If you're finding that yours doesn't hold up then maybe your fondant is too thick and heavy.
Avoid angel food but other than that, any will do. If you're finding that yours doesn't hold up then maybe your fondant is too thick and heavy.
That's what I would do, mix sparkles, regular granular sugar and sanding sugar to get this look.  Good luck, I don't know how you're going to get it on evenly.  If the cake is fondant I would brush it all over with clear Karo.  If you put water on the cake it will eat through the fondant and melt the applied sugar.  But a thin coat of Karo won't.
Depends on if the sugar is dyed or white and what you mean by Covered - sprinkled on or plastered (a lot).
I would use gumpaste, let it dry solidly then don't apply it until the cake is in place.  You'll be fine.  You can see where the artist placed her fingers along the brim to thin it out so it's either gumpaste or yellow candy clay (my guess is clay).  If you're worried about it just make the brim of the hat out of yellow construction paper  but the bowl of the hat out of gumpaste.
I recently tried this and wasn't happy at all with a metal spoon.  My design went sideways (like your example).  I finally ended up using a smaller offset spatula and swirling the icing instead.  I was using IMBC but think that traditional buttercream is key.  And possibly a hot plastic spoon instead of hot metal?  Hope I don't get another order for that style until I figure the technique out.  :-)
I have no idea.  There's 2lbs of powdered sugar then the 16 oz pkg of marshmallows then all the other stuff so I would say almost 3 lbs.
2 - 16 oz bags of Kraft mini marshmallows, a splash of water,  Melt in the microwave on high for two minutes.  Remove, stir and if still lumpy put back in the microwave for 30 second bursts.  Dump two 2 lb bags of powdered sugar out onto your super clean kitchen counter - and have a plastic bench scraper ready.  Melt one cup of extra white Merkins chocolate nibs and add to the melted marshmallows.  Then add two caps full of cotton candy LorAnn oil.  Stir well then create a...
Make my own MMF, add a cup of melted wedding white chocolate to it plus cotton candy LorAnn flavoring and it's a dream to work with - and dirt cheap to make.
A really great job for your first.  I agree with others, make your grass shorter and heat your offset spatula under really hot running water then shake it out once quickly then smooth the side icing.  Repeat for each area.  As for the writing, do what we all do, and stamp out each letter (extra thin gumpaste) for a really pro look.  Wonderful job! .
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