What Is A Mexican Modeling Paste?

Decorating By pamconn Updated 21 May 2008 , 1:57pm by pamconn

pamconn Posted 20 May 2008 , 2:57pm
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And how is it any different from fondant or gumpaste?

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bashini Posted 20 May 2008 , 8:58pm
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Hi there, the mexican paste has mcuh softer texture than the gumpaste. I use this paste, when I use my patchwork cutters. And I use lot of shortening, when I knead the paste. So that make the design comes out from the cutter with no trouble at all. If it get stuck in the cutter, use a dress makers pin to take it out. icon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gif

Solecito Posted 20 May 2008 , 10:46pm
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And where can you get it? I've never heard about it...

bashini Posted 21 May 2008 , 8:33am
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Sorry, I don't know where you can buy that in US. But if you want, I can post a recipe for that, which I got from Patchwork Cutters. icon_biggrin.gif

grama_j Posted 21 May 2008 , 9:58am
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I would LOVE to have the recipe..... I got some Patchwork cutters, and just made a TERRIBLE MESS with them...... I haven't used them since !

grama_j Posted 21 May 2008 , 11:36am
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cb_one Posted 21 May 2008 , 11:59am
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When I went to the M.A.C.S. convention, I got a demo from a rep at SugarCraft.
As stated it is easy to work with and the recipie is not hard at all, just have to get the right ingredients.

bashini Posted 21 May 2008 , 12:02pm
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Sorry for the delay, but here is the recipe I got from Patchwork Cutters.


8oz Powdered Sugar and 3 x 5ml teaspoons Gum Tragacanth.


6 x 5ml Cold Water.

Knead well. Store in a plastic bag overnight (not in fridge.)

HTH. icon_biggrin.gif

thin4life Posted 21 May 2008 , 12:56pm
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Can someone tell me more about the Patchwork Cutters, I found their website but I can't tell, are they cookie cutters or what? How do you use them?

bashini Posted 21 May 2008 , 1:19pm
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They are not cookie cutters. They have all sorts of things, like flowers, letters, numbers, animals etc. Here is the link for the patchwork Cutters from Global Sugar Art.


There is a Horse cake in my photos. I did it using Patchwork Cutters.

HTH. icon_biggrin.gif

pamconn Posted 21 May 2008 , 1:57pm
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Thank you for your answers and the recipe and links. I always like trying something new.

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