Wilton Gumpaste - What's Your Opinion??

Decorating By janebrophy Updated 18 Apr 2008 , 5:11pm by Emmerdoo

janebrophy Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 12:41pm
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I've been using the premade Wilton GP, and am looking to branch out. I have to travel about an hour to buy it, and I'm not sure if it's worth doing. I can buy the Wilton GP powder locally. Is it worth buying, or would I be better off using a different product all together?

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beccakelly Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 1:22pm
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i hate wilton gum paste and the stuff you make with gum tex. its not nearly as smooth or nice to work with as the stuff i make using tylose. my absolute fav gumpaste recipe is nick lodge's. it uses egg whites and tylose powder. you can find his recipe on his website: http://www.nicholaslodge.com/gumpaste.htm

i order tylose from www.intotheoven.com

kettlevalleygirl Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 2:08pm
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I was just thinking the same thing, a local cake decorating shop was selling some premade CK powdered gumpaste ready to make up, but it was very expensive. So I bought the Wilton powdered mix that you make with glycerine....now I will have to use it up, because I saw a thread talking about it yesterday!!
Oh, well, I will have lots of practice making flowers, or rose centers, or calla lilly centers!!

janebrophy Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 2:10pm
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THANKS! I'm anxious to try something new, especially after hearing poor reviews of Wilton's product!

kakeladi Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 2:26pm
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Once you try Nic Lodge's easy to make recipe you'll know what gp is supposed to be like! You will never go back to anything elseicon_smile.gif

kettlevalleygirl Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 2:26pm
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What I find is the biggest problem, is getting supplies, out west here!! I think in Ontario you have a bigger selection.

beccakelly Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 2:30pm
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i tried the ck powdered GP too, nad i hated working with that stuff! it didn't make very much, it was always sticky, and a weird, not quite white color.

Kay_NL Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 4:33pm
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I would have no idea where to search for tylose. Does Michael's carry it? Does it have any other purpose? (Just so I would know where to start searching...)

kettlevalleygirl Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 5:34pm
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Maybe start with the supply stores, or google tylose?? I don't think Michaels carry it.

janebrophy Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 5:48pm
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I don't think Michael's carries it, I think I'll try online icon_smile.gif
Perhaps I'll notice a big improvement in my flowers icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

beccakelly Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 5:56pm
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michaels does not carry it, they have an exclusive contract with wilton, and only carry wilton products.

as i said in my above post i buy tylose online from :


its about $3.00 per bottle. you get about 1 1/2 batches from each container.

janebrophy Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 6:24pm
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Wow, I checked out the tylose on beccakelly's link, and I can't believe the difference in price between the premade and Nick Lodge's recipe!!

superstar Posted 17 Apr 2008 , 11:07pm
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I buy Tylose in large quantities from Beryl's.

beccakelly Posted 18 Apr 2008 , 3:29am
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Originally Posted by superstar

I buy Tylose in large quantities from Beryl's.

i looked on their site, is the CMC the same thing as tylose? there wasn't a picture or a description, but i think i remember seeing "CMC" on my tylose powder containers. do you use the CMC in nick lodges recipe?

alek0 Posted 18 Apr 2008 , 4:58am
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I also don't like Wilton's gumpaste, I prefer to use Squire's Kitchen florist paste. They have international shipping (it is UK shop), and it can be ordered onlline. They also have a great selection of cutters and veiners, their great impressions petal and leaf veiners are perfect.

kayla1505 Posted 18 Apr 2008 , 5:40am
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I've been paying $8 for one small little bag of wilton gumpaste. I'm gonna try to make my own. thanks for the site beccakelly.

btw is CAI tylose powder the same thing as regular tylose powder?

bellatrixothersis Posted 18 Apr 2008 , 11:56am
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I think tylose is a brand name for cmc.

bellatrixothersis Posted 18 Apr 2008 , 11:58am
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Oh and I second Nick Lodge recipe. Easy to make and I like that it's white..wilton was kind of a grey color if I remember right.

kakeladi Posted 18 Apr 2008 , 12:15pm
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CAI stands for "Confectionary Arts International" - Nic's business name.
Tylose is a form of CMC.
I have a couple of jars of it for sale if interested.

kayla1505 Posted 18 Apr 2008 , 4:41pm
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hello im dumb it says confectionery arts international on the bottle. i dont know why i didnt put 2 and 2 togetheir. thank for clearing that up for me kake ladi

sweetflowers Posted 18 Apr 2008 , 4:58pm
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Ummmm... I thought Nick's company was ISAC, International Sugar Art Collection. Did he change it? I've been out of the loop too long!

Emmerdoo Posted 18 Apr 2008 , 5:11pm
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I have found Wilton gp and fondant to be too sticky, too messy and simply put, too horrible tasting. I found that I like Nic Lodge's gp recipe. It has a good taste to it and it works really well when it comes to making competition flowers. But what do you expect from Nic Lodge, he is the king of anything cake, Kerry Vincent is the queen, Collette is the princess and I can't figure out if Duff is the prince or jester, anyway....I digress. Nic's gp recipe is the best I have come across and tylose to me makes the flowers, not sturdier, but they deal with the wear and tear of decorating, transport and display.

Happy Caking,

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