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Fondant or gum paste?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
I need to make 200 gerbera daisy cupcake toppers. Will fondant work, or would I be better off with gum paste? How much do you add to the price of each cupcake? Also wondering how much fondant/ gum paste I will need to make 200 flowers. Any help is greatly appreciated!!!
post #2 of 5

I vote for a combination of fondant and gumpaste for best results.  With gumpaste, you can roll them thinner for easier eating.  It would probably take you a few seconds to stamp one out, add a center and put onto a curved stand to dry.  You could make all 200 in under an hour.  As far as how much you should charge, I don't have that answer.  Depends on where you live.  How much would you need?  That's hard to say - depends on how thick they are - or thin and how large they are.

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thank you for your help! I' wondering if I can add Tulose powder to fondant for the same/similar results? I already have some red fondant I would like to use.
post #4 of 5

To address your initial question, I'm of the opinion that pure fondant would be better than using gumpaste or a fondant/gumpaste mix.

 

Yes, you can add tylose to fondant.

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thank you! I was hoping to use pre-colored fondant since I have to make so many, but was worried that fondant wouldn't work as well as gumpaste with flowers.
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