I've been lurking on here for a little while, reading and trying to absorb from the wealth of knowledge that everyone contributes. I feel I'm backed into a corner. I'm making my first "sold" cake, for delivery this Sunday morning (I'm a cupcake gal, so this is a big deal for me). I'm attempting to make cartoonish gumpaste flowers (daisies, pansies, small filler flowers, etc). I purchased a premade gumpaste called "Bakels". I made leaves on Tuesday night and they are still not dry today. I'm panicking at this point because I need this cake to be fully decorated and ready to go by Saturday night. A couple of questions:
1.)What would be the best brand of premade gumpaste (or gumpaste mix) to use?
2.)This brand, will it dry in enough time to decorate the cake?
3.)Even though the Bakels brand is not drying, I'm also having a very difficult time trying to work with it. I can't seem to get it to cut cleanly (it sticks to my cell board, even with the use of shortening). What am I doing wrong?!
Extremely frustrated and thinking I'm in over my head.