Homemade Gumpaste/decorating

Decorating By sister340 Updated 15 Jun 2009 , 8:18am by Rylan

sister340 Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 5:20am
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If you make your own gumpaste for adding decor to fondant, will you please tell me your favorite recipe? I am making my first fondant with gumpaste wedding cake this weekend and starting to get nervous about which method to use. I have some tylose I was planning to use in it.

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Rylan Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 7:07am
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People love to use Nick Lodge's recipe. I personally don't use it because it contains eggs.

Texas_Rose Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 7:16am
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I use Nick Lodge's recipe. It works really well. Definitely follow the directions though, last time I made it I was on the phone and I didn't reserve the cup of powdered sugar, I just threw it all in, and it turned out much stiffer than the batch I made the week before.

Wilton's gumpaste recipe doesn't have egg whites in it but it doesn't work nearly as well as Nick Lodge's recipe, at least for me.

Satin Ice gumpaste has egg whites too...theirs might be pasteurized, I don't know...but they're in there.

umgrzfn Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 7:37am
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I make the gum paste from the recipe on the back of the Gum Tex by Wilton. If I'm doing something that I really need to dry extra fast and hard, I add a little more gum tex then what it calls for (after I already have it mixed and it has set...etc). It seems to work GREAT. I think it's just personal preference. I've never tried the N. Lodge one. I've also bought the gum paste powder that is in the can (by Wilton) and that worked great too. Hope everything works out for you!

en-passant Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 7:43am
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I've used Kerry Vincent's recipe for years and I love it!

SarahJane Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 9:37am
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I just add tylose to my fondant and I use fondant for all of my decorations

sister340 Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 3:26pm
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Thank you all so much for taking the time to reply. I'll let you know how it turns out!!
Jackie N.

sister340 Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 11:22pm
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What proportions of tylose to fondant do you think is best?

gerripje Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 2:22am
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Here's a link to Lorraine McKay making gum paste with tylose, stating the amounts she uses


momba5 Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 7:51am
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I did a search for Nick Lodges recipe and nothing came up. Could someone please post it??

Rylan Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 8:18am
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