I have gumpaste pieces to construct a bed frame for a cake. I am thinking about dipping each one in melted chocolate for a smooth finish. Will this work or just make a mess and ruin my gumpaste pieces?
I don’t think I would try it myself —
I guess it’s possible though — but dipping it cleanly is the problem — the chocolate would pool — it would be very difficult to assemble it without marring the surface — but once assembled you could spray it with melted chocolate for a clean finish — well it kind of looks velvety though —
i mean gum paste should already be pretty smooth —
I agree. I tried a piece to test. It coated fine and looked good but then I realized that finger prints and melting would be a problem when assembling, as you said. Even though I liked the finish, I decided to sand the gumpaste and use as is. I really was more interested in the color of the chocolate. I can never get mu gumpaste pieces perfectly smooth and when I paint it, it looks like something old and antique. That's not the look I'm going for this time. Unfortunately I don't have a dark brown edible paint and no time to get it here, I have to use gel color so I won't get the look I was after but, c'est le vie.
Thanks for your response.
"I can never get my gumpaste pieces perfectly smooth "
do you use a rolling pin?
yes sanding is a great plan