Gumpaste Vs Fonant

Decorating By ginger6361 Updated 24 Feb 2009 , 2:40am by ginger6361

ginger6361 Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 6:15am
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Can someone tell me what the difference is between gumpast and fondant? I'm a buttercream girl. icon_smile.gif

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sasporella Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 7:57am
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I use fondant to cover cakes and model some items, whereas if i need something to hold it's shape (flowers,leaves, figures etc) i would use gumpaste. I also use a mix of fondant and gumpaste for certain items (for example icing shoes). Hope this helps.x

bashini Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 9:59am
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Totaly agree with what Sasporella mentioned. You can buy gumpaste and mix it with fondant 50/50. Or you can add 1/2 a teaspoon of CMC/ Tylose powder to 250g of fondant to make gumpaste.

When you make your accents in fondant, it takes time to dry and still would break easily. But when you make them with gumpaste, it will dry harder and easy to handle. icon_smile.gif

ginger6361 Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 2:40am
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Thanks to both of you. I am making fondant pearls, first time. Do you know how long they will last before using them? Also, does gumpast tast like fondant? or just for decorating?

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