Fondant Vs. Gumpaste

Decorating By clarasmommy Updated 14 Aug 2008 , 3:06pm by clarasmommy

clarasmommy Posted 14 Aug 2008 , 1:27pm
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What's the difference when working with it. I've used fondant, not gumpaste. Does it taste ok? Easier to work with? Dry harder? Just wondering... I'm practicing my roses, and need to know if I need gumpaste, or can continue with fondant?
Thanks in advance
Tammy

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tracycakes Posted 14 Aug 2008 , 1:47pm
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Gumpaste is more resilient and stronger than fondant and dries harder, like royal icing. And, like royal icing, most people don't eat it.

You can roll it much thinner than fondant so your flowers are more realistic looking. Most people, I think, like using all gumpaste or a fondant/gumpaste mix for making flowers. Adding a little fondant to the gumpaste gives a little more working time for making flowers than all gumpaste alone.

I've done both. For more realistic flowers, I like using only gumpaste. If I'm having a little trouble with it drying too fast or cracking, I'll add a little fondant.

Good luck and have fun playing with it!

clarasmommy Posted 14 Aug 2008 , 3:06pm
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Thank you so much!

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