My first practice for the wedding cupcake decor, proper colors and all.
I bought some adorable little flower molds, some pre-packaged fondant and gumpaste, turquoise food color, and some other fun bits and pieces. Finally got it all out today and had a ball. It’s practically like being in kindergarten again, except the play-doh IS actually edible this time.
Tell me, what is the difference between fondant and gumpaste? I tried both, and the flowers and hearts made from each ended up looking exactly the same. The fondant dried quicker, but the gumpaste seemed like it dried harder. Any seasoned pros out there: for decorations like these, which one is better? Or is one better? Any chance marzipan would work for decorations like these, since it’d be the best tasting of the lot, but I’m not sure it would harden right, especially for the hearts.
I really love the way the little ampersand hearts came out. I had a stamp custom made with the ampersand we’ve been using as our monogram, and it was perfect for embossing right onto the fondant. I have a thing for ampersands. It’s a slight problem. But it’s probably why I was so tickled with these. I can’t decide if I want to do a mix of flowers and hearts, or stick with one for consistency.
Of course there’s always the issue of having all the cupcakes “match”. These cupcakes (Mexican Hot Chocolate… yum) are perfect since the white frosting takes the turquoise so well. We’re also doing the almond cupcakes, which have a chocolate frosting, that I thought would look cute with turquoise flowers and hearts. Haven’t decided on the other flavor(s) yet, though I’ve made a few recently that are definitely contenders. Just not sure if I should pick a cupcake for taste, or for looks (for example, the pink frosting from the Strawberry Lemonade cupcakes wouldn’t match too well with the turquoise/black color scheme).
I may just have to leave it up to democracy. Do I smell a poll? What? Maybe…