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Decorating By chrissypie Updated 18 Feb 2010 , 7:18am by noahsmummy

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chrissypie Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 4:01am
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gum paste recipe/product? For those who use gumpaste for flowers, do you prefer to buy a ready made product or make one? If you prefer home made, do you have a certain recipe that you like? Any tips or advice would be sooooo appreciated! I see so much beautiful work on here and would love to try some of these techniques!

Thanks again
Christine

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Kitagrl Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 4:48am
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I like the Satin Ice gumpaste pretty well!

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chrissypie Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 4:53am
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Thanks Kitagrl, by the way, your work is gorgeous!

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Kitagrl Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 4:57am
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Aw thanks!

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Rylan Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 5:01am
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I usually just use fondant with tylose added.

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Texas_Rose Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 5:07am
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I use Nicholas Lodge's recipe. http://www.nicholaslodge.com/gumpaste.htm

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Kitagrl Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 5:07am
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Rylan, my brain is in your time zone I think. haha.

The only thing I find is that I feel that even fondant with tylose does not dry as rock solid hard as gumpaste if you need a thinner design or a stronger design...for thicker designs or figures fondant with tylose, I agree, I use it alot....more than gumpaste.

Actually I end up using fondant with tylose when I'm standing there making decorations to put right on the cake....like ears for a 3D dog, or a bow, or anything I need to firm up really quick.

I end up using gumpaste if I actually make decorations days ahead...which I hate doing LOL...and try not to!

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pearlydi Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 5:07am
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I use ready made gumpaste from wilton, works pretty well!

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milkmaid42 Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 5:11am
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I like Scott Clark Woolley's recipe, but I am looking forward to trying Nicholas Lodge's. I have heard so many really like it and I want to compare.

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Bunsen Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 5:15am
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I just tried this recipe and it is my favourite by far...

http://www.cakesandmore.org/blog/2009/03/modellingflowerpaste-recipe/

I used CMC. Very easy to work and dried well even though we have had 90% humidity all week!

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icer101 Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 5:15am
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i love wiltons premade, not the can that you add water. i LOVE nicholas lodge recipe.. it works so well, dries so fast, it is wonderful! satin ice is too soft for me, but i am not knocking it. we all love what we love. right?scott woolley's is also good, but nick's is my favorite.

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Texas_Rose Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 5:18am
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Originally Posted by icer101

Satin Ice is too soft for me, but i am not knocking it.




I noticed that too...maybe it's a humidity issue?

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chrissypie Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 5:30am
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Thank you all so much! I just found the Nic Lodge recipe. Think I will give it a try. I haven't tried scott clark woolleys cause gum trag is so expensive. I have used premade, but found it sticky and gooey. I appreciate all the advice, I have just thrown out so much useless gum paste lately, I was getting tired of wasting money. Thanks again!

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Mensch Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 6:17am
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I've used Kerry Vincent's recipe for years and love it. Only three ingredients and it doesn't have to rest.

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noahsmummy Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 7:18am
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ive never had any luck with homemade stuff, and pre-made is really hard to find hear.. but that nicholas lodge one looks alright.. maybe ill give that a go...

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