What Is The Difference?

Decorating By mixaleena Updated 22 Apr 2005 , 7:55pm by mixaleena

mixaleena Posted 22 Apr 2005 , 7:49pm
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What is the difference (other than ingredients) between fondant & gumpaste?

Which is easier to work with? Lasts longer? Etc, Etc...


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cakeconfections Posted 22 Apr 2005 , 7:53pm
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gumpaste has a hardening agent in it. After you scultp it into what you want and let it sit it will get hard. Fondant will not get hard like gumpaste and can be used to cover cakes. You can add something like tylose or gum tex to fondant to make it get hard also.

both fondant and gumpste can be used for modeling. one will get hard will the other wont.

mixaleena Posted 22 Apr 2005 , 7:55pm
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Thanks for the response...so gumpaste hardens completely then? I know the fondant gets hard, but a little humidity and you got softies again...does gumpaste do that?
I noticed too that alot of the gumpaste flowers look shinier...is that a characteristic or is that something you have to do to it?

I also read an article that said she steams her gumpaste flowers to seal in the color...anyone ever done that?

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