Hi. I'm new to this site, so I apologise if this has been a topic before.
I have worked with fondant a few times. I'm wondering when and how you decide to use fondant and/or gumpaste? Is fondant for covering large areas and gumpaste is better for making small things. (but you can use fondant to make the small things too.)
Fondant is typically used to cover cakes/cupcakes/cookies etc.... Gumpaste dries very hard so would not be an option to cover cake.
Alot of flowers are made of gumpaste as is fairly pliable to get thin petals. Straight fondant would tend to droop before the flower could set up properly.
Well suela covered it nicely Gumpaste allows one to roll the 'dough' much thinner to make much more life-likem flowers and leaves. When dry it would be like eating an egg shell
oooooooh! Thank you!
I have wondered this, too! Thanks for the info!