Hi all, I’ve been making cakes as an amateur for several years and my future sister-in-law just asked me to make her fall themed wedding cake. It will be several new experiences for me all at once – wedding cakes, 3 tiers, and gumpaste!! It will be done in buttercream with fall leaves and flowers cascading down the side (mimicking several styles I’ve seen online).
While I’ll take ANY advice at all on the topic – and even just words of encouragement – my main question has to do with the use of gumpaste in making my roses, dahlias and fall leaves. I’ve seen various instructions for using straight gumpaste or mixing in some shortening (if so how much?) or even the 50/50 mix of fondant and gumpaste. Is one method preferred over the other or is there a better choice for the items I’ll be making? I’ve noticing in my experimentation so far that the 50/50 mix seems to work better than straight gumpaste.
Tim @ Chez PA Catering