Whats The Difference

Decorating By babycakes73 Updated 6 Jan 2009 , 3:48pm by babycakes73

babycakes73 Posted 5 Jan 2009 , 11:01pm
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Hi, I was wondering if someone could please tell me the difference between fondant and gumpaste. I have only used MMF, what is gumpaste used for??
Thanks for any info to this question. icon_confused.gif

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TexasSugar Posted 6 Jan 2009 , 12:11am
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Fondant is used to make cakes. Gumpaste is what is used to make the life like flowers you see. It rolls thinner and dries faster/harder than fondant alone.

Homemade-Goodies Posted 6 Jan 2009 , 12:21am
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My understanding is that the gumpaste IS fondant, with Tylose added, as the hardening agent.

JanH Posted 6 Jan 2009 , 4:47am
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Hi and Congrats on your 1st post, icky! icon_smile.gif

Decoding CC acronyms:


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babycakes73 Posted 6 Jan 2009 , 3:48pm
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Thanks so much! icon_smile.gif

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