Fondant Vs. Gumpaste - Which Is Better For What Use?

Decorating By born2bake Updated 23 Mar 2008 , 5:31am by PennySue

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born2bake Posted 22 Mar 2008 , 10:43pm
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First I'd like to know - Fondant vs. gumpaste - which is better for what use?

Second, I'm going to attempt to make a bow for a cake, haven't decided if it will be a 'loopy' looking bow (like on the back of girl's dress) or a present bow (like on a pacakge). But what type of frositng would you suggest for making either of these?

And what about cut outs. Is there a preference or a taste over which one is better?

I guess what I'm asking is depending on what type of look I want would depend on what type of frosting to use . . . right?


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Momof4luvscakes Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 2:03am
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I think it is sort of a matter of what you like. I use fondant for cutouts and some bows. Gumpaste dries harder and faster. If I have plenty of time for a bow to harden, I will use fondant. If I need it to dry quickly, I will use gumpaste. Gumpaste is usally used for more delicate pieces like a shoe for instance.

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PennySue Posted 23 Mar 2008 , 5:31am
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Gumpaste is more durable but you can also add Tylose to fondant and give it an extra boost.

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