Which Gumpaste Mix Or Ready To Use?

Decorating By sugarcheryl Updated 19 Aug 2008 , 1:38am by sugarcheryl

sugarcheryl Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 5:34pm
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I was wondering which gumpaste mix do you prefer? Make your own or buy already made? and which brand?

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lorrieg Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 5:56pm
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Nick Lodge's recipe if I'm going to make it or his readymade if not. I'm currently testing Marcela Sanchez' ready made but it is really expensive. Satin Ice does not harden well for me. (I also like Wilton's ready made and I can buy it locally.) icon_smile.gif

Lady_Phoenix Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 5:56pm
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I tried the Wiltons mix, didn't care for it. Right now I make my own from one of the recipes here. Nicholas Lodges gumpaste gets rave reviews from most people. I am going to try it as soon as my Tylose powder comes in.

shadowgypsie Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 5:58pm
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I use the Wilton Gum paste mix more often than the ready-to-use, I like the texture better of the mix. It also doesn't dry out as quick while it is stored.

I haven't used any other brand but Wilton.HTH

icer101 Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 6:08pm
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if i make it ... i make nicholas lodge recipe... it is on his site... if i buy premade... it is wilton brand... it is really nice.. satin ice brand is too soft for me.. but again there are others that like it... that is ok too... we all are different and we like different things... hth

jibbies Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 6:10pm
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When I took the gumpaste class we learned how to make our own, but I buy Wiltons pre-made. It works well for me I only use it for bows and flowers, things that won't be eaten. It costs about $7.00-$8.00 here in the Macon area. (coupons for Michaels or Hobby Lobby are a big help) I will be making some gerbera daisies and roses this week for a wedding next weekend.

Jibbies

tracey1970 Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 12:09am
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I've used both Wilton and Satin Ice ready-to-use. I have been happy with them both.

jolmk Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 2:07am
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I have used wilton, satin ice, and bakel's (sp?) ready made, I like them all. Wilton dries fast compared to the other two, and is more expensive. I just bought some CK mix but haven't tried it yet. The bakel's runs 2.25 for a 1 lb. package.

Jo

sugarcheryl Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 3:08am
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Thanks everyone for your input. I use Wilton and I've made my own also. I was just wondering. icon_smile.gif

srodts Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 6:12pm
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Can any one tell me is gum paste (wilton mix) edible? I mixed it with MMF and want to know if I need to tell people not to eat it!?

TantalizingTreats Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 10:19pm
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I just bought the wilton gumpaste mix... how much powered sugar do you use after mixing.. you know when your kneading it... Is the gumpast suppose to be sticky? or is the consistency suppose to be like fondant?

Sorry for snagging your post..

TIA, Charleen

lorrieg Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 10:41pm
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You can eat gumpaste but it's hard and rather tasteless. And if you put wires in it It's definately NOT edible.

sugarcheryl Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 1:38am
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It is sticky at first you just have to work the powered sugar in and will become unsticky.

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