Gumpaste Homemade Vs. Store Bought????

Decorating By wverbest Updated 9 May 2009 , 5:53am by Rylan

wverbest Posted 8 May 2009 , 2:25pm
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Which do you prefer? Is it worth it to make the stuff or just buy the ready made from the store? I have never worked with either and want to try making some little critters for a cake I am going to do next month.
Thanks,

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brincess_b Posted 8 May 2009 , 2:58pm
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its a good idea to start with store bought stuff, cause then you know what you want your home made stuff to handle like.
xx

tonimarie Posted 8 May 2009 , 3:05pm
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I've only used gumpaste 2 times. The first time I made wilton gumpaste, the second time I ordered some premade stuff-I didn't notice any difference......I think if you follow the directions on the powdered kind, it will come out just fine. I also wrapped the extra "homemade" gumpaste in syran wrap, and it still feels just fine. So I think it is whatever you feel comfortable with!

GayeG Posted 8 May 2009 , 3:24pm
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I use the wilton powder to make it all the time - coz its cheaper AND because for years I bought it pre-made ... and I can tell NO difference between the 2!! And its super-easy to make!! HTH!

mbt4955 Posted 8 May 2009 , 3:55pm
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I've always used Wilton powder, but so many decorators have said ... "make Nicholas Lodge's recipe. It is so easy and comes out perfect every time!"

I had serious gumpaste issues with daisies I was making for an April wedding. I was frantic. Made Nic's recipe, it was simple and I loved it. I don't plan to ever use anything else unless I am out of tylose!

Lee15 Posted 8 May 2009 , 4:48pm
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I use to make my own, but now I use Satin Ice. For me, it's just the lazy way out. Can't say I notice any difference.

Debluvs2bake Posted 8 May 2009 , 4:54pm
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I buy CK's mix for $1.99 from Global, cheap and really easy, just add water.

mrscromer Posted 8 May 2009 , 5:00pm
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Nicholas Lodge's recipe this is BEST. With stands humid places, espeically if there is a swap cooler in the room. I've used others, but will never go back there again.

THANKS NICK.....

Cakepro Posted 8 May 2009 , 5:11pm
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What the heck is a "swap cooler?"

mbt4955 Posted 8 May 2009 , 5:13pm
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What the heck is a "swap cooler?"




Cakepro, I do not think that is a Texas term. icon_biggrin.gif

Cakepro Posted 8 May 2009 , 5:15pm
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LOL Martha! I was just thinking about you and that awesome Texas sheet/sheath cake I'm gonna make tomorrow. I am craving chocolate like crazy!! icon_biggrin.gif

mrscromer Posted 8 May 2009 , 5:18pm
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Swap cooler? It's like a air conditioner it cools your home. It's got like three pads on it then water is dripped from the top of the pads and then the fan sucks the air from the outside to be blown into the house. A lot of people use them where it is very dry with little humidty instead of an air conditioner

tiffy76620 Posted 8 May 2009 , 5:19pm
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I made 200 roses for my daughter's wedding cake, and I bought Nicholas Lodge premade and it is the BEST!!!! Wonderful texture and did just what I wanted and dried nice.....

wverbest Posted 8 May 2009 , 8:49pm
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thanks everybody....I think i will get some of the nicholas lodge kind and go from there.

mbt4955 Posted 8 May 2009 , 8:53pm
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wverbest, I made my gumpaste from Nicholas Lodge's recipe. It is on his website. Honestly, I wasn't aware that you could buy his ready made. Here is the link to his website ... http://www.nicholaslodge.com/gumpaste.htm

Rylan Posted 9 May 2009 , 3:44am
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ready made = clean kitchen

homemade = messy kitchen... well kind of

Cakepro Posted 9 May 2009 , 4:29am
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Originally Posted by RylanTy

ready made = clean kitchen

homemade = messy kitchen... well kind of




Messiness is for the inexperienced.

I can make a batch of Nick Lodge gumpaste in about an 8" x 8" square area with about a quarter-cup of powdered sugar that gets all kneaded in, all in about, oh, 8 minutes from start to wiping down the counter.

icon_smile.gif Just sayin'. The more experienced you are, the faster you are, and the more adept you are at not making a mess.

Rylan Posted 9 May 2009 , 5:53am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cakepro

Quote:
Originally Posted by RylanTy

ready made = clean kitchen

homemade = messy kitchen... well kind of



Messiness is for the inexperienced.

I can make a batch of Nick Lodge gumpaste in about an 8" x 8" square area with about a quarter-cup of powdered sugar that gets all kneaded in, all in about, oh, 8 minutes from start to wiping down the counter.

icon_smile.gif Just sayin'. The more experienced you are, the faster you are, and the more adept you are at not making a mess.




I disagree. I have OCD and messy for me is having powdered sugar on the counter. I'd rather have no cleaning to do since all I do is clean =]

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