Is Flower And Modeling Paste The Same As Gum Paste?

Decorating By Roxybc Updated 22 Apr 2010 , 12:05am by Roxybc

Roxybc Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 2:20pm
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Can I use wilton Gel colors to color flower and modeling paste? I'm wanting to use this stuff here to make some simple flowers in my silcone flower mold. Is it the same as gum paste? I need something that I can color easily but will dry hard so I can use it on top of buttercream without it going soft. I've used MMF before, but it goes soft after it's been sitting on the buttercream for a few hours.

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Also, if I added Tylose would that make my MMF dry hard so I could use it on buttercream?[/url]

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nwnest Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 2:29pm
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Yes, flower and modeling paste are the same as gum paste.
Yes, you can use Wilton gel colors, and just like with fondant, if you have to use so much that makes it soft or sticky, you can add powdered sugar.
Yes, you can use Tylose to make your MMF dry hard.
Good luck!

Caths_Cakes Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 2:32pm
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i LURVE sugar florist paste! its fantastic for making flowers! i buy mine precoloured, but you can colour it with the gel pastes icon_smile.gif you need to work quickly with florist paste, it drys very quick, but once its set (give it a day or two) and it will be solid as a rock icon_smile.gif

TexasSugar Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 2:39pm
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Question about your MMF decorations melting, did you happen to have them closed up in an airtight container (cake carrier) with the buttercream under them?

Roxybc Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 2:45pm
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

Question about your MMF decorations melting, did you happen to have them closed up in an airtight container (cake carrier) with the buttercream under them?




Yes, I do. I know it's because I have them covered up, but I don't want the cupcakes to dry out, as I have to make and decorate them a day or 2 ahead of time before delivery. I'm assuming since the sugar paste dries rock hard, it will stay that way even if the decroations are on buttercream in a sealed container - is this correct?

TexasSugar Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 10:34pm
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I've made roses out of gumpaste that were dried like a month ahead of time. I closed them up in a cake carrier with a cake, and they wilted in just a few hours!

If your cake is covered completely in buttercream/icing, it will not dry out. The buttercream protects it.

Roxybc Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 12:05am
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Hmmm, well I'm not sure what to do now. If I have to make and decorate a big order of cupcakes my frosting always crusts a bit anyways but I don't want it to crust too much if I were to leave them out. Also I deliver them in cardboard cupcake boxes and they could have to stay in the box anywhere from a few hours to a few days so putting the flowers on at the last min isn't really an option.

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