Mmf Vs Gum Paste

Decorating By doublecz1103 Updated 21 Aug 2009 , 11:03am by brincess_b

doublecz1103 Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 10:05am
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I use MMF to cover my fondant cakes and I've done some small figures with it as well... I was thinking about trying my luck with gum paste but wanted to know the ins and outs of using gum paste vs MMF? what is it good/not good for? How long does it take to dry? Is there a way to turn MMF into gum paste? Does anyone have a good recipe to make gum paste??

Any help would be appreciated!!

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brincess_b Posted 21 Aug 2009 , 11:03am
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gumpaste will dry as soon as you turn your back! you need to work fast with it, but otherwise it works like fondant.
i find gumpaste easier to get details with. and it is *the* best thing for realistic flowers (but you would never cover a cake with it). if you use it for your figures, they will be stonger. and with gumpaste drying faster, you dont need to make them so far in advance.
because of how quick gumpaste dries, some people like a 50/50 mix of gumpaste and fondant.
you can add tylose to your fondant, which makes it more like gumpaste, but gumpaste is still 'better'.

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