Does anyone else get the impression that something will always go wrong with every cake you make? Maybe a Murphy's Law of cakes or something...
My current project is inspired by this cake:
I am using the same idea and not changing much (it's such a beautiful cake!), but I am altering it a bit to use it as a Christmas cake for a party this weekend. I'm replacing the small tavern at the bottom with a stable/nativity, and modifying some of the decorations a bit.
Here's my problem, I cut out all of my gumpaste sections, and I laid them over styrofoam cake dummies to have them dry in the proper shape/curve. The back of the gumpaste was slightly tacky (from rolling) when I laid it down, but otherwise I didn't do anything to make it stick to the styrofoam. I'm now realizing that I should have covered the styrofoam with plastic wrap or something, because the gumpaste seems like it might not come off--it appears to be pretty stuck to the styrofoam.
The gumpaste has only been drying for about 2.5 days (I also didn't roll it thin enough, I think, so it's going to take some time to really dry). In my head, I was thinking that even if it did stick, it would be easy to pry off once completely dry. But now I'm not so sure. What does everyone else think? Will it be easy to remove once completely dry? Or should I start over and make a new batch (I still have time for new pieces to dry before the weekend if I get it done tonight)?
Thanks for any tips/advice/commiseration!