Quick 50/50 Fondant/gumpaste Question

Decorating By Debi2 Updated 26 Apr 2010 , 3:00am by casme

Debi2 Posted 21 Apr 2010 , 5:52pm
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This is my first time using the 50/50 mix and I know from past experience that you cannot put gumpaste directly on buttercream because it will go soft. However, you can put fondant on buttercream. So....can I put the 50/50 mix on buttercream and have it hold up? Thanks so much!


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Melchas Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 7:32am
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I have never had a problem with 50/50 not holding up on buttercream. I have had problems with my MMF being too soft and things losing thier shpe, using the 50/50 helped with that.

Debi2 Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 5:19am
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Thank so much Melchas! I will give it a try icon_smile.gif

casme Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 9:28pm
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I have just the opposite experience. Fondant always wilts on my buttercream. I f I make things out of gumpaste and let them dry I have never had them go soft on my buttercream even if I put them in the fridge overnight. Just my experience.

Debi2 Posted 26 Apr 2010 , 1:43am
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I wonder if I hadn't let my gumpaste dry long enough? I only dried mine (tiny flowers) for about 18 hours. Casme, how long did you allow yours to dry? I love that you were able to even put yours in the fridge!

What kind of fondant and gumpaste combo are you all using?

casme Posted 26 Apr 2010 , 3:00am
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I usually let them dry on a styrofoam board for 24 hours at least. I use the wilton gumpaste and do not add fondant, just some crisco on my hands and the ball before rolling.

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