This is my 5th attempt with fondant. My first "3-D" fondant cake. I had so much trouble making the brown fondant. First I tried making candy clay and rolling it out. Didn't work. Then I had to mix an entire jar of brown gel paste to get it to be brown. But then it was so soft it was unusable. So I added a bunch of gum-tex to it. But it was still very hard to work with. I made it for my coworker's birthday. Not too bad, as a coworker purchased the same cake from me for Thanksgiving (this week!).