Royal Icing Vs. Gumpaste

Decorating By ginger001 Updated 28 Jul 2009 , 4:37pm by __Jamie__

ginger001 Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 1:51pm
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Hi there. I am new to this forum and began decorating in May of this year. I started out with fondant because that is what drew my interest to cakes in the first place. I don't understand when to use royal icing vs. gumpaste. What can any of you expierenced people out there tell me about this and thank you for any advice to this newcomer.

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__Jamie__ Posted 28 Jul 2009 , 4:37pm
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RI is primarily used for piping designs on a cake, stenciling, making patterns you can pick up and place where you want to (after they dry), decorating cookies....etc., etc.

Gumpaste is for modeling flowers, or figurines, and I use it a lot for monograms and plaques.

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