Which Is Better Homemade Or Wilton Gum Paste?

Decorating By bafishr Updated 19 Aug 2008 , 5:31am by BlakesCakes

bafishr Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 6:15pm
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I am going to attempt to make roses, Edna's way, and would like to know which is better. I have only made gum paste the Wilton way. Is homemade better?

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lorijom Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 7:39pm
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I'm not a fan of the Wilton...I use either Nic Lodge's recipe or just add Tylose to my fondant 24 hours before I want to use it.

lorrieg Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 10:34pm
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When I can make homemade I use Nick Lodge's recipe and when I need it in a hurry and don't have any I buy Wilton's premade. Nick Lodge's readymade is really nice and I'm trying out Marchela Sanchez' readymade right now and it seems nice but it is expensive I think.

BlakesCakes Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 5:31am
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I just can't be bothered with Wilton's mix, but I love their premade. I buy it with my Michael's & Joann's coupons quite often. It just needs a bit of crisco kneaded into it and it's good to go. It dries quickly & it's strong.

For non-competition work, I often just add some Tylose, CMC, gum trag, or Wilton's gum tex to my fondant for flowers & decos and it works beautifully.

Rae

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