Gumpaste Tutorial?

Decorating By Renaejrk Updated 2 Jan 2009 , 9:25am by JanH

Renaejrk Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 2:51pm
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I've seen that there are tutorials for making specific gumpaste items, but is there a basic gumpaste tutorial anywhere? This is a medium I would really like to try!

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jmt1714 Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 3:02pm
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techniques vary greatly depending on what you are making. IMHO, start with the first thing you are interested in making and go from there.

Renaejrk Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 3:16pm
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Okay - that's good to know - thanks! I've only seen that there are a few tutorials on this site, where else should I look to find tutorials on what I want to do?

ShirleyW Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 5:29pm
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I really like the Culpitt website as tutorials for making sugar flowers. But as a basic "How To" on gumpaste it starts with a good recipe, good basic tools and then experimenting. Start with some simple things first, like a cut out plaque or cutout stars to get the feel of the paste, and to see how quickly it will dry. Once you feel comfortable with it you can progress on to simple flowers, then bows and ribbons and later more advanced flowers and things like crowns or tiara's. And there are tutorials here on each of those subjects. I use Nicholas Lodge's Tylose recipe and have found it to be very easy to make and to work with. You can roll it quite thin without it tearing and it dries quickly.

Basic gumpaste tool kit

JoanneK Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 5:43pm
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Once you play with the gumpaste you will love it. You will search for things to make with it. The flowers are great because they will keep forever almost and when you want to play you can just keep them for later. Once you get a stash of flowers you can whip out a cake in no time and people think it took forever to make it.

There are some great site links posted here. Thanks for those. I'm going to go back and read all of them.

Renaejrk Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 6:28pm
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Thank you so much for all the great links!! I knew I could count on CCers to hook me up!

SophieBelle Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 6:43pm
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Originally Posted by JoanneK

Once you play with the gumpaste you will love it.

This is so true. It is really lovely to work with.

bobwonderbuns Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 8:59pm
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Has anyone tried the Satin Ice ready-made gumpaste? I just heard about it (another CCer) and she said it's awesome. I haven't tried it yet, but was wondering what gumpaste recipes y'all like best?

puzzlegut Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 9:06pm
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I've never worked with gumpaste but I have some questions. So the purpose of making things out of gumpaste is that they will harden and work good for certain things right? And you're not suppose to eat it right? So I'm just wondering what's the point of making things out of gumpaste if you are not suppose to eat it. I know people try to make all decorations on their cakes edible, but wouldn't it defeat the purpose if you're not suppose to eat gumpaste?

surfgirl Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 9:23pm
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Well, sometimes I also wonder why am I bothering doing all this hard work making gumpaste figures if it's not edible and just a decoration. I might as well go buy a plastic decoration and get it over with. But I think it's a way to express art like any other type of art. People will appreciate the talent and hard work you put into it, not to mention IMHO it will look way better than a plastic decoration. And in my case, it's one of my stress relievers after a long day. I like to do it after I put my baby to sleep. And that's why I think I could never do cakes with gumpaste figures for sale because it would take the fun out of it. I like to put a lot of detail and it wouldn't be worth the time and work. But I love to do it for friends and family!!!

JanH Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 9:35pm
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All-in-one Gumpaste Rose (by Nicholas Lodge):

Fantasty Gumpaste Flowers:

Gumpaste Carnations and Roses:

Gumpaste & Rolled Fondant:
(tools, lessons, videos)


More Projects:

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misterc Posted 2 Apr 2007 , 9:50pm
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Thanks for the wesites, they were helpful!

gingersnapp Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 12:03am
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Ok- how do i get on i can't get on it. can someone please help.


JanH Posted 2 Jan 2009 , 9:25am
post #15 of 15 isn't a website address....

The website address is "blocked" from view on this site.

Try using Google search with the info you do have.


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