Making Flowers.....

Decorating By JenJane Updated 17 Aug 2009 , 9:56pm by bobwonderbuns

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JenJane Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 7:45pm
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I am making a cake with roses and calle lilies. My question is do you usually use gumpaste or half gumpaste and half fondant?? Any help would be appreciated.

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peg818 Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 9:06pm
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I make my flowers with straight gumpaste.

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Rylan Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 9:13pm
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I always use a combination of gumpaste and fondant. It's not exactly 50/50 but its around there.

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LeckieAnne Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 9:16pm
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I use only gumpaste - but it dries faster, so you have to work fairly quickly. Also - I don't use Wilton gumpaste!

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brincess_b Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 9:18pm
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i do straight gumpaste - i find it easier to work with, easier to thin and curl and stuff. and because its easier to thin, more realistic too. but really, unless you are going for top level competitions, you can do a 50/50 mix, it comes down to what you like using.
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Lita829 Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 9:30pm
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I prefer gumpaste for the same reasons as everyone else. I only use fondant in a pinch.

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Lita829 Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 9:34pm
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I prefer gumpaste for the same reasons as everyone else. I only use fondant in a pinch.

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Lita829 Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 9:38pm
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I prefer gumpaste for the same reasons as everyone else. I only use fondant in a pinch.

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Lita829 Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 9:42pm
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I prefer gumpaste for the same reasons as everyone else. I only use fondant in a pinch.

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bobwonderbuns Posted 17 Aug 2009 , 9:56pm
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I did a calla lily cake (in my pix) and used a 50/50 gumpaste/fondant mixture there.

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