Very Stupid Question

Decorating By deanwithana Updated 20 Mar 2008 , 4:07am by Petya

deanwithana Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 9:13pm
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Hi all.....I have been reading books and am now rolled fondant the same as sugar paste???? Also, is this the same as gum paste??? Please clarify......thanks!!

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JoAnnB Posted 17 Mar 2008 , 11:56pm
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Nope. Not a stupid question.

Rolled fondant is the same as sugarpaste. Sugar paste is a United Kingdom term. Many cake decorating books originate in the UK and you will find some other differences.

Gum paste is not the same as RF.

Ah-na Posted 18 Mar 2008 , 12:22am
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Haven't you ever heard there's no such thing as a stupid question?? Well there is.....but not in cake decorating!!!! The difference b/t fondant and gumpaste is simple. Gumpaste dries faster and doesn't really taste like anything. Good for flowers and people, but you wouldn't want to cover a cake in gumpaste...yuck! You can do more with fondant b/c it tastes good (sometimes) but I prefer gumpaste for accessories that are more 3-Dish manly b/c it dries faster. icon_biggrin.gif

deanwithana Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 3:32am
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thank you!!!!!!!!! this helps me a ton!!!! I thought I was crazy!!!!!

Petya Posted 20 Mar 2008 , 4:07am
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Actually, sugar paste and fondant are not the same. The fondant is made with a lot of ingredients and the sugar paste is just simple -
1 egg white
1 tbsp glucose, warmed
3 cups confectioners' sugar

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