Gum Paste Ginger Bread

Decorating By BeeBoos-8599_ Updated 12 Nov 2009 , 1:12am by BeeBoos-8599_

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 8:35pm
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I know this is not a "cake" decortating question but I think this is where I will get the best results.

I am helping to decorate a victorian mansion for the holidays and the theme is Gingerbread. My partner make a replica of the mansion and wants a gingerbread bridal party to go outside of it. I don't want to use real gignerbread so I thought I would use Gum Paste. I need to figure out what combo of colors I need to use to get the right shade. I also want to add some spices to it so they smell real. Any thoughts on either?

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Loucinda Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 11:58pm
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I don't have any ideas for you, but it would be worth playing around with it to see what works! (I love gingerbread houses!)

PJ37 Posted 4 Oct 2009 , 12:15am
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I used chocolate candy clay on a candyland cake for gingerbread men. (No ginger spice though). It was easy to work with! (See my photos)

Rylan Posted 4 Oct 2009 , 1:32am
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Maybe you can make use of ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc for soil on flower pots. That will make it smell like gingerbread.

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 4 Oct 2009 , 2:11pm
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I took some gumpast and kneaded some ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg into it and it gives it a real gingerbread smell. It also gave it some little speckles wich I think will add to the real appearance. Now I just have to get the color combo right. OH, I also used acrylic "puffy" paint and added some details and I think it will be a great alternative to real RI. It seems to adhere well which was my main consern. Thanks for the input!

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 12 Nov 2009 , 1:12am
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Just wanted to update you, This worked SO WELL. It cut beautifully and dried just perfectly. The little gingerbread people smell great and my kids kept trying to eat them.

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