Ok Stupid ? About Gum Paste

Decorating By Rachel1020 Updated 16 May 2008 , 5:22pm by JoAnnB

Rachel1020 Posted 16 May 2008 , 2:45pm
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This is my first time working with gum paste. I'm going to be mixing it with my fondant and I'm not to sure on what kind of gum paste to get. Do I need to buy the Ready-to-use kind or the mix? Or does it really matter?

Thanks,
Rachel

2 replies
jessienj Posted 16 May 2008 , 4:01pm
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If you're going to mix it with fondant anyway, why not simply add some tylose to your fondant and let it rest overnight? Then you will have instant gumpaste. I don't recall what the ratio is, but it's either 1 tsp or 1 tbsp of tylose to one pound of fondant.

JoAnnB Posted 16 May 2008 , 5:22pm
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If you want to blend them, you can buy ready made gumpaste. Just adding the mix can produce a product that is too dry to use.

You can also add 1tsp of tylose to 1 lb of fondant and you will have closer to the 50/50 mix. In my experience, it isn't quite as strong and fast drying as pure gumpaste.

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