Gum Paste Vs. Fondant

Decorating By charman Updated 23 Apr 2005 , 3:40am by ntertayneme

charman Posted 22 Apr 2005 , 5:30pm
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After seeing the new cake posted on the photo gallery (one with the life like roses on it--wow! icon_eek.gif )...I just have to ask. What is the difference between gum paste and fondant? Is there a taste difference, because I do not like the taste of fondant. Can you decorate with gum paste (assuming there is a difference) like you would fondant...roll it out, and cover a cake, or is it just for detail stuff like the roses? Sorry for the back to back questions/posts, but this site just raises all kinds of questions...I love it!

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flayvurdfun Posted 22 Apr 2005 , 6:21pm
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gum paste (if not mistaken) dries hard.... fondant doesnt.

msmeg Posted 22 Apr 2005 , 6:29pm
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gumpaste dries even harder than royal icing while it is edible and does not taste bad it does not taste great either . It is usually used only for decorations

Try the mmf it tastes good Also I have found fondant even the wilton fondant when mixed 1/2 fondant to 1/2 candy clay has a very good flavor. I have made swags from it and flowers but never tried covering a cake. it tastes good and is soft and firm.

charman Posted 22 Apr 2005 , 6:33pm
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Not to sound dumb icon_redface.gif , but what is MMF...seen it now on several recipes/posts?

peacockplace Posted 22 Apr 2005 , 6:44pm
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That stands for marshmallow fondant. If you do a search you'll find lots of tips and the recipe!

mixaleena Posted 23 Apr 2005 , 3:29am
post #6 of 7 gumpaste as sticky as fondant and does it fall apart like fondant will when you stretch it to far?

ntertayneme Posted 23 Apr 2005 , 3:40am
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candy clay?? sorry for being dumb, but what is that?

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