Can I Get Any Dummer?

Decorating By tiggerjo Updated 25 Mar 2010 , 6:28pm by Motorhead

tiggerjo Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 3:50pm
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ok, so i took my gumpaste and fondant out of their packages and put them in zip lock bags for storage. now I can't tell which is which. anybody out there that can tell me how to determine????

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costumeczar Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 3:55pm
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Hahahaha! Take out a little bit of each and roll them out. The gumpaste will roll thinner and won't tear as easily, it will also stretch more.

janeoxo Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 4:03pm
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Gumpaste should stretch a bit like warm mozerella cheese.

chellescountrycakes Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 4:05pm
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taste them. icon_smile.gif

and I did the same thing. luckily, it was small balls of each, so I just gave them to the kids to make fiquerines out of. LOL

TexasSugar Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 4:26pm
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Some gumpastes start off a little off white in color until they are dried.

As the others said textures are different. Fondant will be softer, where as the gumpaste will have a thicker feel.

AverageMom Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 4:34pm
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Taste them.

ttehan4 Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 4:48pm
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Lay a little piece of each out and see how the dry. Ive done that before too. I save the small balls of color fondant and gumpaste and then I can't remember what it was. I try to remember to mark the baggy with a f or g. lol

TobiasWilhelm Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 4:57pm
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Mix them together and put them in a bag labeled Fondant/Gumpaste Mix ... Done!

HTH icon_biggrin.gif

Tobias

Motorhead Posted 25 Mar 2010 , 6:28pm
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usually gumpaste is harder, fondant softer. fondant also will tend not to hold minute detail well. gumpaste can be rolled uber thin (helpful to make all those flowers!!) HTH icon_biggrin.gif

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