Making Gum Paste Flowers First Time And....

Decorating By Weedmonzo Updated 23 Jun 2009 , 6:34am by judcreations

Weedmonzo Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 10:25pm
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The party is Saturday but I need to get started on these as I am a newbie. Should I use gum paste or fondant and how long can I store them and where? Nervous! Thanks!

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Michellers Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 10:48pm
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I'm not super experienced with making flowers. But when I do figures I use fondant and dip it into gumtex to stiffen it up. That way I don't have to make a separate batch of gumpaste. The fondant dipped in gumtex seems to hold it's shape well. I leave them uncovered so they can dry and they should keep for quite a long time. Good luck!

velcrostiletto Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 12:40am
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I was just about to post another thread about this. No intention of hijacking this thread, however, I would also appreciate any input towards whether you should use gumpaste/fondant for flowers.
My Wilton instructor taught us half and half for roses, but Id like to know if they would come out nearly as well with just fondant. I need to make mine tomorrow.

Texas_Rose Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 12:44am
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You can make flowers out of fondant. They don't dry as hard as gumpaste but they will dry enough over night to hold their shape when you put them on the cake.

If you look in my photos, most of my flowers are fondant...the only ones I've made out of gumpaste are the big roses.

velcrostiletto Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 1:42am
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Thank you both!
Texas_rose you've done some very beautiful flowers and cakes!

judcreations Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 6:34am
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Gumpaste does give a better neat finish than fondant & also drys up faster than fondant, so personally I prefer to use gumpaste, but then whatever you are comfy with is fine.

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