Satin Gumpaste Or Make Nicholas Lodges??

Decorating By kyhendry Updated 7 Aug 2008 , 11:28pm by Cassie6140

kyhendry Posted 2 Jul 2008 , 12:22pm
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I was about to order the 2# bucket of premade satin gumpaste from Global Sugar Art and wondered if anyone has used it already and what they thought about it. There's a great sale on it but didn't know if I should try it or just get the Tylose and make Nicholas Lodges gumpaste. Using it to make bows and flowers.

Any input?

Thanks!
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CakesByLJ Posted 2 Jul 2008 , 12:29pm
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Nick's recipe is the very best........ It is all I use..... icon_biggrin.gif

leah_s Posted 2 Jul 2008 , 12:44pm
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I think that you'll find SatinIce to be the pre-made fondant of choice around here. For the convenience and taste, it's all I use. Well, except for dummy cakes. Then I use Wilton.

kyhendry Posted 2 Jul 2008 , 5:12pm
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Thanks for the input CakesByLJ. I've seen a lot of good posts about Nicholas's Gum paste.

Leahs - you mentioned the satin ice fondant but have you used the pre-made Satin Gum paste from GSA or just the fondant?

leah_s Posted 2 Jul 2008 , 5:19pm
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I use the powdered gumpaste mix from CK. Just mix up the amount I need.

SusieHazCakes Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 3:04pm
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I've never used the Satin Ice gum paste, but I agree that $7.99 for two pounds is a great price (except that shipping brings that up to $19.13 for me). I've either made my own, added Tylose to Satin Ice fondant or use Wilton's ready-made, which I really like and can buy at JoAnn or Michal's with a 40-50% off coupon almost all the time.

jo_ann Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 3:56pm
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I have tried both and I like both of them but I would use Nicholas Lodge's first. Satin Ice gumpaste is easy to work with and dries up fine. There is also the convience of it already being made. Nicholas Lodge's recipe has to cure in the fridge for 24 hours.

I just bought flowerpaste by Marcela Sanchez from GSA but haven't tried it yet. The red is the perfect color for the roses I have to make and I hate making red gumpaste since it's so hard to achieve a deep red for roses. And the green flowerpaste is perfect for the ivy I have to make.

Now that I read this I see I was of no help at all. LOL.

Jo-Ann

loriemoms Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 4:11pm
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Satin Ice Gumpaste is just Satin Ice fondant with some tylose added to it! You can "make" it yourself if you like. Grin.

But I am a HUGE HUGE HUGE fan of Nick's recipe. I make a double batch and keep it in the fridge. It the perfect stretch, and dries just perfect everytime, even in humid weather. Just make sure you knead it a nice long time, don't skimp on it!

loriemoms Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 4:15pm
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Originally Posted by jo_ann

I have tried both and I like both of them but I would use Nicholas Lodge's first. Satin Ice gumpaste is easy to work with and dries up fine. There is also the convience of it already being made. Nicholas Lodge's recipe has to cure in the fridge for 24 hours.

I just bought flowerpaste by Marcela Sanchez from but haven't tried it yet. The red is the perfect color for the roses I have to make and I hate making red gumpaste since it's so hard to achieve a deep red for roses. And the green flowerpaste is perfect for the ivy I have to make.

Now that I read this I see I was of no help at all. LOL.

Jo-Ann




Hey Jo-Ann, if you add some Claret americolor to your red for roses, it has a really wonderful rich red that makes the roses look real! (I also dust the edges a little with burgandy or claret once I am done)

ArtieTs Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 4:20pm
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Good Morning CC,

Where can I find the receipe for Nicholas Lodges gumpaste?

jo_ann Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 4:29pm
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Thanks loriemoms, I'm going to try that. I hadn't thought of dusting with a burgandy or claret powder. I was looking for a nice deep red dusting powder.

FromScratch Posted 6 Jul 2008 , 5:03pm
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I love Nic Lodge's recipe.. it's BEYOND easy to make and dries perfect in just about any weather. It is bright white too which is nice and takes color very nicely.

I haven't had much luck with the mixes.. CK, Wilton, Bakel's.. all never dried right for me. If you can make the mix.. you can make Nic's recipe and just keep the leftovers wrapped up in a zipper bag in the fridge.. I wrap them in small amounts and take out what I need.

kyhendry Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 8:39pm
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Sorry I was camping all weekend and couldn't check in here.

Thanks so much everyone for your help and advice. I think Nick's is going to be the way I go. I bought the tylose and will make some up. I'm going to try my bows with it to see if I get better results since the fondant has to be so much thicker.

Question: Has anyone tried making it with meringue powder instead of egg whites yet? Does it come out as nice?

Kathleen

loriemoms Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 8:52pm
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Originally Posted by kyhendry

Sorry I was camping all weekend and couldn't check in here.

Thanks so much everyone for your help and advice. I think Nick's is going to be the way I go. I bought the tylose and will make some up. I'm going to try my bows with it to see if I get better results since the fondant has to be so much thicker.

Question: Has anyone tried making it with meringue powder instead of egg whites yet? Does it come out as nice?

Kathleen




I buy the egg whites in the milk carton that are all white. I dont know if the powder will even work, as well as it has a yellow tint to it. I love how this recipe gives you a NICE WHITE gum paste!

kyhendry Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 9:10pm
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Originally Posted by loriemoms

I buy the egg whites in the milk carton that are all white. I dont know if the powder will even work, as well as it has a yellow tint to it. I love how this recipe gives you a NICE WHITE gum paste!




Thanks for the help! I love the idea of using the carton of egg whites. I'm off to try my recipe!

raquel1 Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 9:42pm
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Loriemoms:Thanks for the link to Nicholas Lodge's recipe, and I've been wanting to tell you that I get a chuckle every time I see your signature "Gotta have more cowbell" Can't get Will Ferrell out of my head afterwards...Thanks a lot for that mental picture icon_rolleyes.gif

Cassie6140 Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 11:28pm
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I've made the Nicholas Lodges recipe, it was very easy to make and I've used it for roses and calla lillys. I previously have only used prepared gumpaste. What I've made is very, very hard. When I take it out of the fridge, and have it come to room temperature, it still is much harder than the prepared that I've purchased. Maybe I accidently put in too much tylose?? Would that have caused it, or is it the "home made" just stiffer than the purchased? Thanks

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