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Welcome Patricia
Do mean gumpaste, as in gumpaste decorations? You don't normally cover a whole cake in gumpaste, but in either fondant or buttercream. You can add a very small amount of tylose to your fondant for stability. It really depends on if your cake will be sitting outside, or in a air conditioned hall. I very rarely buy gumpaste, I usually make it. Nicholas Lodge's recipe. In a pinch I bought Satin Ice's gumpaste, and it was quite good. But it's expensive, so I prefer to make my own.
Hi Im Sue from Co Durham England new to cake making want to make my own wedding cake in about 3 yrs want a castle to fit in with our medeival theam not sure how to do the turets a friend said rice crisp n mashmallow has anyone heard or this b4 pls

Welcome Susan - I'm in Harrow, Middlesex.  Nice to have another Brit in our group.  Your friend is talking about rice krispie treats.  You (basically) mix rice krispies with melted marshmallow and shape it.  Then crumb coat with either ganache or butter icing as you would a cake, then cover in fondant.  Or, if you don't want your turrets to be edible you can use empty kitchen roll tubes, or if you want pointy turrets, you can use ice cream cones.  Google castle cakes, there's loads out there!

Welcome Susan to CWB Susan McGreevyCajes has a great tutorial. I'll post here and hope it will copy.
Cinderella Castle Cake + Tutorial - Princesses & Tiaras ~ Princess ...
princessesandtiaras.com/cinderella-castle-cake-tutorial/
Aug 9, 2014 - Cinderella Cake Castle Tutorial. Event: Tutorial. Cake Designer: McGreevy Cakes. Akron, New York. Visit Website & Tutorial HERE ...

Thank you June,  the cake will be sitting outside so how much tylose should I put in the fondant? I will have to buy the gum paste, so I know it would be good.. I am afraid to make it and it do not work ..

June Kowalczyk said:

Welcome Patricia
Do mean gumpaste, as in gumpaste decorations? You don't normally cover a whole cake in gumpaste, but in either fondant or buttercream. You can add a very small amount of tylose to your fondant for stability. It really depends on if your cake will be sitting outside, or in a air conditioned hall. I very rarely buy gumpaste, I usually make it. Nicholas Lodge's recipe. In a pinch I bought Satin Ice's gumpaste, and it was quite good. But it's expensive, so I prefer to make my own.
I wouldn't add more than a 1/4 tsp of tylose in about a pound of fondant. Any more and the fondant will get hard and crack. Here's a site with good tips.
How to Handle Fondant in Hot and Humid Singapore | fait maison
faitmaisonblog.com/.../how-to-handle-fo...
Mobile-friendly - May 5, 2013 - 76 thoughts on “How to Handle Fondant in Hot and Humid Singapore”. Heidi says: May 30, 2013 ... June 3, 2013 at 11:53 am. what brand of fondant is the best for hot humid weather?

Greetings from England, my name is Michael, this looks like a very good site, hoping to join in when I can, and learn more things, along the way.

Hope to get to know most of you in time.


Welcome Michael - hope you enjoy our group.  There are a few of us Brits here!
michael uk said:

Greetings from England, my name is Michael, this looks like a very good site, hoping to join in when I can, and learn more things, along the way.

Hope to get to know most of you in time.

Welcome to CWB Michael. I'm not a Brit...but I had a Scottish Mother...so I'm kinda 1/2 UKish...hee hee
michael uk said:

Greetings from England, my name is Michael, this looks like a very good site, hoping to join in when I can, and learn more things, along the way.

Hope to get to know most of you in time.

welcome to CWB it is a beautiful friendly site ... very helpful friends :) 

A warm Welcome Michael from North Carolina USA

Hi Michael,  welcome to CWB.

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