I need something tried and true.
Thanks in advance
i have a question
i made gumpaste about a month ago
after it was ready i put it in the fridge triple wrapped in saran wrap and it became hard as a rock
even after i let it sit on the counter- stil lwrapped
I also use the Nicholas Lodge gum paste recipe and it works great. I think you will like it. It is real easy to work with
It does get pretty hard in the fridge. Try cutting off how much you need with a serrated edged knife. Wrap it well in some plastic wrap and put it in the microwave for 10 second blasts. Be careful with it though since you don't want it to melt. When it warms up it gets nice and pliable again. Give it a knead and you're good to go.
I use the Nic Lodge recipe too and it works everytime. When it's cold.. it's HARD. But if you let it come to room temp and knead it well it's perfect.
sweet honesty- thanks i will try that this weekend.
I use the (pastillage) 'fondant for sculpting' recipe here on the site. The advantage is that you dont need tylose or any other product. Just powdered sugar, gelatine and water. It works great. I'd try it out before you buy anything else.
The gumpaste recipe link doesnt work does anyone have the recipe please?
I also have made the Nicholas Lodge GP and really love it. Won't do anything else now!
http://www.sugarcraft.com/catalog/gumpaste/gp-recipes.htm I found this one.
WEll I see they blocked it.
GUMPASTE RECIPE USING TYLOSE (As Nicholas Lodge makes it)
Tylose is an alternative product to use in making gumpaste instead of gum
tragicanth. The advantage of the tylose is that the paste is less expensive,
easier to make, holds up better in humidity and is whiter in color.
The 55 g container makes approx. 3 pounds of finished gumpaste.
The following recipe will make approx. 2 pounds of gumpaste.
4 large egg whites
2 lb. bag of 10X powdered sugar
12 level teaspoons Tylose (#TP100)
4 teaspoons shortening (Crisco)
1. Place the egg whites in a Kitchen Aid mixer bowl, fitted with the flat paddle.
2. Turn the mixer on high speed for 10 seconds to break up the egg whites.
3. Reserve 2/3 cup of the powdered sugar and set aside.
4. Turn the mixer to the lowest speed, slowly add the remaining sugar. This will make a soft consistency royal icing.
5. Turn up the speed to setting 3 or 4 for about two minutes. During this time measure the tylose in to a small container.
6. Make sure the mixture is at the soft-peak stage. It should look shiny, like meringue and the peaks fall over. (If coloring the entire batch, add the paste
color at this stage, making it a shade darker than the desired color).
7. Turn the mixer to the slow setting and sprinkle the Tylose in over a 5 second time period. Next, turn the speed up to the high setting for a few
seconds. (This will thicken the mixture).
8. Scrape the mixture out of the bowl onto a work surface that has been sprinkles with the reserved 2/3 cup powdered sugar. Place the shortening on
your hands and knead the paste, adding enough of the powdered sugar to form a soft but not sticky dough. Usually I check by pinching with my fingers and they
should come away clean. Place the finished paste in a zip lock bag, then place the bagged pasted dough in a second bag and seal well.
9. Place in the refrigerator for 24 hours if possible before use to mature the paste.
10. Before use, remove from the refrigerator and allow the paste to come to room temperature. Take a small amount of shortening on the end of your finger
and knead this into the paste before using.
11. Always store the paste in the zip-top bags and return to the refrigerator when you are not using the paste. Will keep under refrigerator for approx. 6
months. You can keep the paste longer by freezing. Be sure to zip lock closed.
If you will be freezing a batch of paste, allow it to mature for 24 hours in the refrigerator first before placing into the freezer. I have kept the paste in the freezer for up to 3 years with no problems.
Mareg...Thank you very much!
I'm new to cake decorating. I haven't ventured out yet to using fondant or gumpaste but I plan to within the next couple of weeks. I purchased Debbie Johnsons book and will start there. I was wondering when would a person use fondant versus gumpast and vice versa. Also, I've tasted fondant and it wasn't very good. Does gumpaste taste any better than fundant?