I am making a baby shower cake for a friend, and I love the looks of the cakes with the vertical fondant stripes and cut out baby feet. Can candy clay be used to achieve the same effects? I have no experience with fondant and don't want to be trying something new for a cake of this importance. If anyone can offer any advice or suggestions I'd really appreciate it! Thank you in advance for any help.
Absolutely you can use candy clay for that. Would taste great, too.
Oh great! Thank you so much. So to follow up...do you just roll the candy clay thin and use the cutter/embosser to cut out strips/etc? Any tips to share on the best way to go about this? I appreciate the reply!
Yep. Should work a lot like fondant. You can even cover cakes with it. I've rolled it pretty thin and cut it out for the Patriots logo on the sheet cake in my photos. I haven't tried embossing it, but I've seen it done. It can get really soft if you are working it a lot, but if you just let it rest a bit, it cools off and becomes easier to work with.
Here's a cake I recently did, rolled out the candy clay very thin then cut it out:
Awesome! Thank you both for the tips...it's so nice to ask for help and receive it! Serious_Cakes, that's exactly what I'm going for...it's nice to see that it is possible. I'm feeling much more prepared to tackle this.