AI've been looking into different ways of making a wave to go on a surf theme birthday cake I'm making. I was thinking of using a mixture of fondant and gum tex but I'm not sure how well that will hold because I want to shape it so that about half of the wave is closing in if that makes sense. My plan is to shape the fondant/gum tex over a soft drink bottle until it hardens. I've done some research but I haven't had much experience with using fondant and no experience with gum tex so any help would be greatly appreciated!
AIt should work....but from what I've read I don't believe gum tex will work with Duff brand, Fondarrific, or any kind of fondant that is mixed with modeling chocolate. Any other brand I think is good!
AI make home made fondant so hopefully it will be ok with that. The recipe I use has light corn syrup, shortening, salt and confectioners sugar. Maybe I'll have to experiment a little first. Thanks for your advice!
AYou should be good! I've never use gum tex..I'm interested in how it works. Report back if you have time :)
I make my MMF and use GumTex all the time and it works.
Sorry for the very late reply!!
I finally got round to making my wave on Friday night and ended up using tylose powder instead of the gum tex.
I actually had to make it twice as the first time I wasn't happy with how the wave looked and thought it didn't set hard enough, so I rolled it out again but added some more tylose and now after a couple of days its nice and firm! I'm hoping to cover it with a light layer of buttercream after I add it to my cake which I am making for Saturday.
Thanks everyone for your advice. I will post pics once the cake is done.
Fingers crossed it turns out well.