Which Is Better?

Decorating By sharebear_11 Updated 16 Apr 2008 , 5:14am by bwonderful

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sharebear_11 Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 5:46pm
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Which is better, fondant or gumpaste? Why? What are the major differences between the two? Thanks for any imput. I'm trying to do a baby shower cake and am unsure of which to use to make baby blocks and baby clothes cutouts.

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kayla1505 Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 3:52am
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it depends what ur trying to make. if you want to make something to dry hard like a shoe or handle, i would use gumpste becuase it drys harder ad faster. if you wat something softer or are trying to cover a cake you should use fondant

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YummyFireMummy Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 4:25am
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I always use fondant for my baby blocks I have attached a pic of blocks made just out of fondant...I just let them dry for a day or two. With the clothes....if you are sticking them to the side of the cake I would use fondant so it stays soft to shape to the cake but if you are hanging them on a clothes line etc...I would use gumpaste as it dries better.

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bwonderful Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 5:14am
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I like to mix fondant and gumpaste. I like the texture and it's a little bit easier to use except on flowers, then it's only gumpaste

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