Fondant Vs. Gumpaste

Decorating By conb Updated 20 Sep 2009 , 6:03pm by conb

conb Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 5:13pm
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This question may have been asked before, but what is the difference between using fondant vs gumpaste for flowers/decorations?

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Normita Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 5:29pm
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I am by no means an expert....but I will tell you what I know icon_smile.gif Gumpaste is used ideally used for flowers. A gumpaste flower will allow you to roll it out thinner, thus looking more delicate than using fondant. As far as decorations....many people use fondant or a combo of fondant and gumpaste. But like delicate things such as bows and things of that nature...gumpaste is used or even a 50/50 combo of both also. Also, gumpaste dries much quicker but if you only have fondant just add tylose and it will also dry quicker. Hope this helps

conb Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 6:03pm
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Yes, thank you this is very helpful. I want to begin making gumpaste flowers and fondant decorations. But did not know why one and not the other. I'm looking to increase my decorating skills by using these two mediums. icon_smile.gif

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