Gum Paste Vs Fondant

Decorating By JustinTexas Updated 11 Jul 2009 , 5:36am by JustinTexas

JustinTexas Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 4:43am
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I am new to all this so I am not sure about gum paste vs. fondant. I want to do a pair of baby boots for the top of a cake but am not sure what to do them with or how to even make gum paste.....I have seen the recipes for gum paste on this site is it better to make it or can you buy it?

Any advice would be apreciated! Thanks.

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cakenutz Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 4:57am
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gumpaste dries harder and faster than fondant and is virtually unedible. Use it to make flowers decorations your booties etc easy to work with. The only way I do decorations with fondant is if it is mixed 50/50 with gumpaste unless just doing cut out flowers etc to place on flat on cake and people are eating it then only fondant hope that helps You don,t cover cakes with gumpaste just fondant.

wakeandbake Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 4:59am
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you can buy premade gumpaste in your local craft store. gumpaste is usually used for making flowers and things that you would like to dry completely hard quickly. i 'dprobably use gumpaste or half gumpaste half fondant for the baby booties. good luck!

cakenutz Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 5:00am
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gumpaste dries harder and faster than fondant and is virtually unedible. Use it to make flowers decorations your booties etc easy to work with. The only way I do decorations with fondant is if it is mixed 50/50 with gumpaste unless just doing cut out flowers etc to place on flat on cake and people are eating it then only fondant hope that helps You don,t cover cakes with gumpaste just fondant.

JustinTexas Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 5:19am
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Thank ya'll! That helps a lot!!!!

icer101 Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 5:30am
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wilton premade g/p is great .. i mix it with fondant.. when i make decorations,etc. i mix the wilton fondant half and half with the wilton premade g/p. nicholas lodge has a great recipe on his site that most people love. i do.. i either make his or use wilton.. then on this site .. under patterns. you will see templates for the booties.. also jem products makes a great cutter for these. hth

JustinTexas Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 5:36am
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Oh awesom! Thank you! I soo needed paterns too! I love this site!

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