Fondant Or Gumpaste Decorations??

Decorating By momba5 Updated 24 Jun 2009 , 10:09pm by MrsNancyB1

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momba5 Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 9:40pm
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I notice on this site that many of the cake decorations are either fondant or gumpaste? Which one do I use when??

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bashini Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 10:03pm
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Hi, if its circles and stars stuck on the cake and a ribbon around the cake, then I would use fondant. But if its stars or hearts, balloons on wire, pearls, then I would use gumpaste or a mix of fondant and gumpaste. When it dries, it goes a bit hard and holds the shape really nicely. icon_smile.gif

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MrsNancyB1 Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 10:09pm
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I agree with the PP. I am planning to decorate an upcoming cake with fondant circles of various sizes. However, the topper will be a teddy bear that I will construct out of gumpaste so that it's nice and hard and can sit unsupported. icon_smile.gif

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