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!
I like the Satin Ice gumpaste pretty well!
Thanks Kitagrl, by the way, your work is gorgeous!
I usually just use fondant with tylose added.
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!
I use ready made gumpaste from wilton, works pretty well!
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.
I just tried this recipe and it is my favourite by far...
I used CMC. Very easy to work and dried well even though we have had 90% humidity all week!
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.
Satin Ice is too soft for me, but i am not knocking it.
I noticed that too...maybe it's a humidity issue?
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!
I've used Kerry Vincent's recipe for years and love it. Only three ingredients and it doesn't have to rest.
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...