What Is The Difference Between Modelling Paste And Gumpaste?

Decorating By dmcclend Updated 24 Jun 2008 , 11:22am by alanahodgson

dmcclend Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 10:29pm
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Can someone please tell me if modeling paste used to make figurines is the same thing as gumpaste or if they are two completely different things? In the Debbie Brown book she says to use 1lb fondant and 2 tsp tylose to make the modeling paste. I was wondering if I could just use my Nicholas Lodge gumpaste recipe to make my figurines.

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alanahodgson Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 12:42am
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Modeling paste is made as Debbie Brown describes because you get the strength of gumpaste and the smoothness of fondant. Straight gumpaste might be too stiff or dry to quickly to make figures from. Modeling paste can also be made by mixing fondant and gumpaste. Start with a 50/50 mix and see how you like it.

tannersmom Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 12:53am
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I use the gumpaste for figurines. I'm just starting out but I find it pretty easy to work with but you have to work quickly to keep it from drying out.
I guess it depends on your preference.


dmcclend Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 3:30am
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Thanks Stephanie and Alana for the great info. I am going to try it both ways.
One more question Alana do I have to let the 50/50 mix mature for 24 hours?
Thanks Danyelle

alanahodgson Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 11:22am
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If your fondant and gumpaste have already matured (if it is homemade), then no. Just mix it together and go for it.

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