Which Is The Best Gumpaste?

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BakingGirl Posted 27 Mar 2007 , 2:03pm
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I have only ever used Wilton's ready made gumpaste. I am about to do an order of supplies, so I thought I would get other people's opinion on which gumpaste they think is the best. Do you make your own, do you use it in powder form, or do you have a different favorite brand? Is there a great place to buy gumpaste and fondant?

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missyek Posted 27 Mar 2007 , 2:06pm
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I actually like the Wilton ready-made gum paste--it is just a pain in the butt to get it out of that silly pouch! I also like--and prefer Satin Ice Gum Paste. It is great to work with--oh and it tastes good too! icon_razz.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif I'm too lazy to make my own. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

2sdae Posted 27 Mar 2007 , 2:14pm
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I really like satin ice brand and I love Nicholas Lodge's recipe for making my own.

BakingGirl Posted 27 Mar 2007 , 2:29pm
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Where do you buy Satin Ice gumpaste? I would be interested in trying both that and the Satin Ice fondant.

ps3884 Posted 27 Mar 2007 , 2:36pm
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I recently tried Satin Ice gumpaste to make baby booties and I loved it! I would definitley recommend this although, I haven't tried others yet so I have nothing to compare it to.

You can buy it here from cake central. icon_biggrin.gif I actually found mine at Sur La Table (a store at my local mall, it is a chain store).

springlakecake Posted 27 Mar 2007 , 2:49pm
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I also started make the nick lodge gumpaste. It was easy!

2sdae Posted 27 Mar 2007 , 2:49pm
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some local cake shops carry it and tons of on line shops do too.

beccakelly Posted 27 Mar 2007 , 3:10pm
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Originally Posted by 2sdae

I really like satin ice brand and I love 's recipe for making my own.




can you use wilton's gum tex in place of the tylose in nick lodges recipe? its just easier for me to get a hold of than tylose powder.

2sdae Posted 27 Mar 2007 , 3:49pm
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Originally Posted by merissa

I also started make the nick lodge gumpaste. It was easy!



Hey Merissa, can you use gum tex instead of tylose? For the Nicholas Lodge recipe?
beccakelly,
I never have but I guess you could always try or get on his site and email him. He's answered my questions before pretty quick.

tracy702 Posted 27 Mar 2007 , 3:57pm
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You can order Nick's gumpaste from CK Products. It comes in a pouch just like the Wilton Gumpaste - but it already has Tylose in it.

If CK Products isn't a vendor you order from - you might ask your current vendor if they can get it for you.

PaulaT Posted 27 Mar 2007 , 4:02pm
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Hi,
I purchased Satin Ice gumpaste along with the fondant. It's wonderful to use and I purchased it on-line from IntoTheOven.com. Once again, it tastes good too. Pretty good prices and very fast delivery. icon_wink.gif

2sdae Posted 27 Mar 2007 , 4:02pm
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Originally Posted by tracy702

You can order Nick's gumpaste from CK Products. It comes in a pouch just like the Wilton Gumpaste - but it already has Tylose in it.

If CK Products isn't a vendor you order from - you might ask your current vendor if they can get it for you.



On their site it says you have to be a business to order from them.

tracy702 Posted 27 Mar 2007 , 5:09pm
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You do have to have a business to order from CK Products.

Sorry I didn't mention that.

vixterfsu Posted 27 Mar 2007 , 5:12pm
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I find that making your own is better. Good recipes out there. The one you make I think drys quicker.

BakingGirl Posted 27 Mar 2007 , 5:54pm
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Thank you all for your replies, very helpful. I guess the best way of finding out what works well for me is to try a few out, so I will branch out and buy SatinIce this time.

beccakelly Posted 27 Mar 2007 , 6:00pm
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Originally Posted by PaulaT

Hi,
I purchased Satin Ice gumpaste along with the fondant. It's wonderful to use and I purchased it on-line from IntoTheOven.com. Once again, it tastes good too. Pretty good prices and very fast delivery. icon_wink.gif




i just looked at intotheoven.com, and it does have good prices on the satin ice gumpaste! i may have to order some. does it come bright white in color? i want to make some white flowers for an easter cake, so thats why im asking. i don't have white paste food color so i may have to order some if its not already white.

2sdae Posted 27 Mar 2007 , 6:10pm
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yes, it is a bright white color already!

missyek Posted 27 Mar 2007 , 6:17pm
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I get my Satin Ice from Pfeil and Holing

Avaie Posted 1 May 2008 , 8:57pm
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I had the hardest time with Satin Ice for making flowers.. it was just TOO gummy and fell over too easy. My favorite so far is Wilton, but I'm wanting to explore with others..

2sdae Posted 2 May 2008 , 10:08am
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try adding tylose to your gum paste and it dries harder and quicker.

Tona Posted 2 May 2008 , 10:31am
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I make my own using Nick Lodge receipe it is easy to do and saves lots of $. It keeps well also.

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