Marci_Jay Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 3:22pm
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icon_biggrin.gif I just found out that you can use powdered gumpaste mix to make a flexible royal icing. I tried the baker's kitchen brand of g.p. mix and the instructions are on the bag. Usually when I pipe out decorations like snowflakes or monograms, they are so brittle that I have to make 2X as many as I need to cover for breakage. I piped out monograms onto greased parchment paper laid over a pattern I printed off the computer and the next day, they were rubbery when I peeled them off. I just stuck them onto the cake! Very cool! try it, it works.

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Tweedie Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 3:27pm
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Very cool to know! So you just follow directions that are on the package?

all4cake Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 3:29pm
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how much do you use? do you add it to your regular r/i recipe or does it replace meringue powder? details....please icon_smile.gif

MomMiller Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 3:29pm
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Can you give us the recipe? I have the gumpaste mix here but not the one you mentioned. I would really like to try this.

Marci_Jay Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 3:46pm
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Sorry I got so excited, I never wrote the recipe! I added 1/3 cup hot water to 1 cup of powdered gumpaste mix (the baker's kitchen brand available on their website) and whipped like royal icing. It is a little soft and stringy (the gums), but worth it. After one day, it was rubbery, after 2 days it did get a little fragile. I even experimented by piping a long rope onto greased parchment, and later peeled it off and wrapped it around my cake for a border!

cakeymom Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 3:47pm
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I'd love to know how you altered the gumpaste as well.

Marci_Jay Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 3:51pm
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icon_evil.gif I think this formula for flexible gumpaste will work the same as Sugar veil, but a fraction of the cost......

mthiberge Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 3:58pm
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Very cool

cakeymom Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 4:01pm
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Do you mind showing us the cake???

cakeymom

cvigil Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 4:24pm

Thanks for the tip!

AngelaM Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 12:23am

I just got this email from Baker's Kitchen:

"BIG NEWS!!
How to make Flexible Royal Icing:
We have discovered a great secondary use for our new gumpaste mix. You can make a flexible royal icing out of it. Have you ever piped royal icing out onto parchment paper to make cake decorations, only to have most of them break prior to use? Well, here's your answer: Simply mix 1 cup of our TBK gumpaste mix with 1/3 cup hot water, beat well with an electric mixer, (it will be soft) and use to pipe out designsonto lightly greased parchment paper. Print out designs or monograms from your computer, lay under the parchment, and trace. Allow to dry overnight, and the pieces will be flexible and "rubbery". The vegetable gums in the gumpaste mix are the cause of this. Also works great for piping out rope borders or strings of pearls, then pick them up and stick on your cake! It is a little too soft to make royal icing roses out of it, but piped designs are perfect! Works on the white or chocolate gumpaste mix. The chocolate comes out a little stringier, but it's worth the trouble for such fantastic results!"

neelycharmed Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 12:27am

yeah, sounds like a version of sugarveil. and cheaper! icon_smile.gif
icon_smile.gif good to know, thanks for posting!
Jodi

JaimeAnn Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 12:28am

I wonder if this will work with the wilton gumpaste mix also??????

HMMMMMMM

May call for some experimentation!

tiggy2 Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 12:32am

I have some CK gumpaste mix, might have to give it a try.

sewsweet2 Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 12:33am

Sounds interesting. Might have to try making my guitar strings for my guitar cake next montyh. Thanks so much for sharing.

Postal_Cakemaker Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 12:35am

thumbs_up.gif Thanks for this information!!

cake-angel Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 12:43am

I need to try this out! Thanks for sharing this!

Win Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 12:44am

Cant wait to try it!

Ivy383 Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 12:47am

Great! Thanks icon_biggrin.gif

TracyLH Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 12:47am

Thanks so much for sharing this! I have only used RI, but I would love to try this! Much appreciated!

iheartcupkakes Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 1:14am

cant wait for someone to post results with wiltons gp mix icon_smile.gif

anasazi17 Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 1:50am

I am going to try this with Wilton tomorrow! I am very excited to see if it works!! I'll let you all know icon_smile.gif

sheilabelle Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 5:08pm

I would love to have a recipe that you can make yourself (not from a mix). Does anyone have one? I hate having to buy all of this extra stuff. I'm staring to run out of room to store everyting. lol

Uniqueask Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 5:18pm
Quote:
Originally Posted by AngelaM

I just got this email from Baker's Kitchen:

"BIG NEWS!!
How to make Flexible Royal Icing:
We have discovered a great secondary use for our new gumpaste mix. You can make a flexible royal icing out of it. Have you ever piped royal icing out onto parchment paper to make cake decorations, only to have most of them break prior to use? Well, here's your answer: Simply mix 1 cup of our TBK gumpaste mix with 1/3 cup hot water, beat well with an electric mixer, (it will be soft) and use to pipe out designsonto lightly greased parchment paper. Print out designs or monograms from your computer, lay under the parchment, and trace. Allow to dry overnight, and the pieces will be flexible and "rubbery". The vegetable gums in the gumpaste mix are the cause of this. Also works great for piping out rope borders or strings of pearls, then pick them up and stick on your cake! It is a little too soft to make royal icing roses out of it, but piped designs are perfect! Works on the white or chocolate gumpaste mix. The chocolate comes out a little stringier, but it's worth the trouble for such fantastic results!"






I got this same email today too, I would also like to know if it would work with any other gumpaste mix, for all others that try Please let us know.

akgirl10 Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 5:19pm

Thanks for sharing, I wonder if this would work for piping messages. My hand writing sucks to begin with, it's worse on a cake.

Charmed Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 5:47pm

Hi Marcy,
thanks for posting this. could you please post the ingredients on your gum paste package that you used?
thanks

SharonK1973 Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 6:02pm

I'm going to have to try this tonight! Thanks for the info!!!

Marci_Jay Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 11:51pm

I have tried both ck g-paste mix and the baker's kitchen brand to make the flexible royal icing. ck worked pretty good, but the baker's kitchen gpaste mix stayed flexible longer. I've been playing with this stuff and it's fun. I made a cake for a skiing friend and piped snowflakes out, (traced the patterns) and stuck them all over the cake, even bent over the edges. (none broke! Yoo-Hoo!) I havn't tried wilton, it's too expensive!

Kims_cakes Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 12:09am

I will be running to the store on Monday to try this! Thank you so much for posting.

chelseak Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 12:13am

Oh great! Yet another thing to add to my 'things to try' list! If only I had more time to try out the HUNDREDS of thing I want to do....lol icon_lol.gif

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