Modeling Paste

Decorating By sgtx80 Updated 30 Sep 2004 , 4:02pm by sgtx80

sgtx80 Posted 29 Sep 2004 , 1:16pm
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I am trying to create one of Debbie Brown's cake and it calls for modeling paste. I have never heard this before. Does anyone have a reciepe for it?


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Ladycake Posted 29 Sep 2004 , 2:23pm
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This is a traditional modelling paste made from sugar but with the addition of edible gum like Gum Tragacanth, .C.M.C.or Tylose.

There are also many named or brand names that it may be known as Gum Paste, Petal Paste or Sugar Florist Paste. This paste has been developed so that it can be rolled out finely and dry hard, making it suitable for sugar flowers, high detailed moulds and top decorations.

Sugar flowers are an extremely popular feature of many cakes especially for weddings enabling the sugar artist and cake decorator to hand craft both simple and highly detailed flowers and leaves.

This is a product out of the UK there is a few places that you can get it in the states... When I get back this afternoon I will search it out for you as to where to buy it and link it for ya..
But untill then this give you a but about the stuff... I have some cameing from if you want to look there and try to find it . it comes in a powder that you add water to make it or it comes in a foil package all ready made..

sgtx80 Posted 29 Sep 2004 , 3:39pm
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Could Royal Icing be substiuted then because it dries hard as well.

Ladycake Posted 29 Sep 2004 , 10:47pm
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NO they are two different things... Royal icing is for making roses with a rose tip...

Petal Flower is the molding paste that your talking about with Debbie Brown .... This product is made in the UK... This is what the product looks like ... right now I tossed all of my old books and have new ones coming so to tell ya where for sures in the states you can get it I cant right now.. but maybe seeing what I am talking about you will be able to find it .. it also comes in just a powder that you add water to to make your own.. lots cheaper...

Any of the top four is the stuff pre made....

sgtx80 Posted 30 Sep 2004 , 4:02pm
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Thanks for looking it up! icon_biggrin.gif

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