Not Sure If This Is A Silly Question But...

Decorating By ebear Updated 1 Jun 2008 , 11:52pm by ebear

ebear Posted 1 Jun 2008 , 6:22pm
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Hi everyone..I've never tried gumpaste before and am anxious to try it.
My question is..if I make MMF can I add gumpaste to the actual fondant? Can I mix premade or homemade gumpaste to the fondant to make it stiffer? Is this the way I should be doing it?!?!? I'm kind of a newbie..Please help..Thanks! icon_biggrin.gif

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Amia Posted 1 Jun 2008 , 6:40pm
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Not a silly question at all! Yes, you can do a 50/50 mix of gumpaste (pre- or homemade) and fondant and it will dry faster. Or you can add gum-tex or tylose powder to your fondant as well. The ratio varies but it's between 1-3 tsp tylose per 1 lb fondant.

gr8_seamstress Posted 1 Jun 2008 , 11:26pm
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Yes! Packaged gumpaste may be added to fondant. It is a must for making fondant drapes & bows. Just knead it in well.

ebear Posted 1 Jun 2008 , 11:52pm
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Thanks for the info! icon_smile.gif I want to make my husband a Denver Broncos helmet cake for his birthday ( I think I may be biting off more then I can chew... icon_razz.gif ) and wanted to try gumpaste for the mask part...Wish me luck! icon_biggrin.gif

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