I've made a scarecrow and pumpkins from fondant before and they turned out good but I noticed my scarecrow "settled" down a little more than I had wanted.....I am going to be making fondant wrestlers soon for my sons birthday cake and was wondering how I could get them form settling like my scarecrow did. Everything Ive learned about cakes, fondant, decorating has been pretty from this site so I'm sure y'all will the answer to my problem.
Thanks in advance,
p.s. also I'd like for the wrestler figures to still be edible
you can use a 50/50 fondant & gumpaste mix...that will make them dry faster...and try to do the body first and let that dry a bit before putting on the head (if they are standing or sitting)
I have not made the 50/50 mix yet, but I plan on doing that for a graduation cake in mid June.
I have read to do this lots lately.
I have used the 50/50 fondant gumpaste mix and i love it! it dries fast so it minimizes the settling! I also use a large gauge wire instead of toothpicks to stand them up! I hope this helps you!
how much gumpaste do you mix with fondant? and is gumpaste edible?
I just add a litte Gumtex powder to my MMF and that works great. (Maybe about a teaspoon to a small handful of fondant). That way I don't have mix up two different things (fondant and gumpaste).
Gumpaste is edible. half and half. equal parts of each
Although gumpaste is edible, it will make your figures dry rock hard. The kids wouldn´t be able to chew them but they could lick´em.
Thanks ladies.....I've never used gum paste or gumtex powder.....I'm going to pick some up this weekend!
Thanks a bunch!
I get better results from adding tylose (or gumtex) to fondant. When i try to make figures from straight gumpaste, they always "settle".