Hello CC Family
What is the difference between GumPaste & Cold Porcelain
and which one is better to use to make flowers?
Gumpaste is made out of sugar..cold porcelain is non edible, is made out of glue. Gumpaste is more delicate, cold porcelain is stronger.
I'm bumping, but I'm still going to tell you what I THINK is the right answer. I think that Cold Porcelain dries harder (maybe faster) than gumpaste and is used to make placques, etc. I have never noticed flowers made out of cold porcelain - only gumpaste.
That said, when I Google CP, it says that is used to make beautiful flowers.
cold porcelain is stronger.
At least I got one part right. I certainly didn't know that it was made out of glue. tonedna, is gumpaste easier to work with for flowers? I would think that it might be.
Hi LaTasha, I have never used cold porcelain primarily because the recipes I have seen use glue(like elmer's) and it is stressed that the cp creations are never to touch any food item. Gum paste is made with totally edible ingredients.They both make absolutely beautiful flowers,etc...check out Alan Dunn CP books. They look as real as the life like gum paste creations. I guess the cp is used for centerpieces and table decorations and the like and gum paste for edible surfaces like cakes, cookies and cupcakes. So which is better would depend on where you want your flowers to be placed.
Is almost the same feel..just that the cold porcelain is stronger after it dries but is non edible..
Okay last question I see alot of these recipes that have egg whites in them how safe is that to use due to a flower being made and using 4-6months later putting it on a cake and then someone trying to eat
the flower is that safe?
Is pretty safe. it dries hard and honestly, I dont think people like to eat them.