What can I use to cover a castle cake? Rolled fondant isn't going to work for this design because it is very detailed. I want some kind of paste that gives a smooth finish over all the details and which I can work into all the knooks and crannies, and which I can then paint over (with edible colouring). I've seen this done on youtube by a professional cake makers but it doesn't say what the material is they are using, it looks a bit like modelling clay and has a paste consistency.
I have an art background but this is the first time I've worked in cake before!
this is a bit easier to handle than fondant & used to make details such as flowers, people etc - not sure I would personally use it to cover a whole cake, but then it depends on what you have in mind I suppose
Im rereading what you want to do with it, & it does sound as if it is sugar paste/fondant that you need - the block stuff you roll out yourself though, nit the ready rolled - I use that on shaped cakes & with a bit of something clear & sticky to hold it, such as apricot jam, honey etc - it pushes into nooks & crannies just fine