Mixing Gumpaste And Fondant

Decorating By Marysmom Updated 23 Dec 2008 , 4:13am by FlourPots

Marysmom Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 3:38pm
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I'm planning on making some fondant bows for a cake this saturday. I've read that many people use a 50/50 mix of gumpaste and fondant. My question is how do you mix them? Just take a ball of gumpaste and a ball of fondant and knead them together? Is it that simple?

Thanks for any advice,

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Cakechick123 Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 3:50pm
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yes, it is that simple, icon_smile.gif tho for a fondnat bow I would use straight gumpaste, when doing figurines or models where you want it softer so you can model it some is fine using a 50/50 mix, for fast drying pieces just use straight gp

smithcakes Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 4:14pm
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Just make sure if you are kneading a 50/50 mix, to knead it *very* well together. Good luck!

Marysmom Posted 21 Dec 2008 , 4:16pm
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Thanks! I've never made a bow before. It's good that I can just use the gumpaste. I wasn't too happy about having to purchase fondant AND gumpaste.

ceshell Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 1:43am
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Oh yes, the fondant is just to give you extra working time. If you are a fast worker, straight gumpaste is better anyway because your bow will dry fast and be sturdier than you expect (compared to fondant).

Suebee Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 2:07am
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You can also use fondand and gumtex.

majormichel Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 2:19am
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Originally Posted by smithcakes

Just make sure if you are kneading a 50/50 mix, to knead it *very* well together. Good luck!

Once you mix it 50/50 is it edible?

FlourPots Posted 23 Dec 2008 , 4:13am
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I think it's technically edible, just not very appetizing.

I mixed mine 50/50 by measuring a 1/2 cup of both, ending up with 1 cup of usable material for a helmet face mask.

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