So...what's The Difference?

Decorating By sweetcakesbydesign Updated 20 Jul 2009 , 6:42pm by cake1119

sweetcakesbydesign Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 5:23am
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What's the difference between gumpast and fondant?
Can't you roll both of them out and model with them? icon_confused.gif
Thanks,
Sweetcakesbydesign

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LaBellaFlor Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 5:45am
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Gumpaste dries rock hard (not making it good for covering cakes) & fondant doesn't, unless you add tylose to it.

Texas_Rose Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 5:59am
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You can also roll the gumpaste a lot thinner, so it's better for realistic-looking flowers. It's easier to model with too because it's stiffer.

Sugarflowers Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 3:03pm
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Fondant is icing used to cover and, in some cases, add flavor to the cake. It mostly gives a very elegant look to the cake. Gumpaste is a sugar dough that is used to make decorations. It dries more quickly and hard. It is edible, not tasty.

As for modeling, both can be used. Fondant tends to be a bit soft and takes much longer to set up/dry. Gumpaste works best for flowers and foliage because it sets up quickly, rolls much more thinly than fondant, and with practice can make more realistic flowers and leaves. For figure modeling, using 1/2 gumpaste and 1/2 fondant works well. The fondant gives a little more working time while the gumpaste allows it to hold its shape faster and for the pieces to dry more quickly.

HTH

Michele

cake1119 Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 6:42pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sugarflowers

Fondant is icing used to cover and, in some cases, add flavor to the cake. It mostly gives a very elegant look to the cake. Gumpaste is a sugar dough that is used to make decorations. It dries more quickly and hard. It is edible, not tasty.

As for modeling, both can be used. Fondant tends to be a bit soft and takes much longer to set up/dry. Gumpaste works best for flowers and foliage because it sets up quickly, rolls much more thinly than fondant, and with practice can make more realistic flowers and leaves. For figure modeling, using 1/2 gumpaste and 1/2 fondant works well. The fondant gives a little more working time while the gumpaste allows it to hold its shape faster and for the pieces to dry more quickly.

H
Michele




Very well said!!!

cake1119 Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 6:42pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sugarflowers

Fondant is icing used to cover and, in some cases, add flavor to the cake. It mostly gives a very elegant look to the cake. Gumpaste is a sugar dough that is used to make decorations. It dries more quickly and hard. It is edible, not tasty.

As for modeling, both can be used. Fondant tends to be a bit soft and takes much longer to set up/dry. Gumpaste works best for flowers and foliage because it sets up quickly, rolls much more thinly than fondant, and with practice can make more realistic flowers and leaves. For figure modeling, using 1/2 gumpaste and 1/2 fondant works well. The fondant gives a little more working time while the gumpaste allows it to hold its shape faster and for the pieces to dry more quickly.

H
Michele




Very well said!!!

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