Help With Gumpaste Flowers Please.

Decorating By grams Updated 10 May 2010 , 6:52am by HowCoolGomo1

grams Posted 10 May 2010 , 12:43am
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I have the book "A Potpourri of Flowers" by Nicholas Lodge.

What does he mean when he says take a number 7 ball, or number 3 ball or, a number 10 ball of gumpaste? I gather he is reffering to different size balls of gumpaste but what do the numbers mean? What size is a number 7 ball?

Also:
If you make the gumpaste using his recipe and the egg whites, is the gumpaste flower safe to eat? Some kids I know will try it if possible?

7 replies
Occther Posted 10 May 2010 , 12:52am
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Nic sells a gauge with holes in it that are numbered for each size ball.

Jenn2179 Posted 10 May 2010 , 12:54am
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There is a little guide that he sells that has holes in it and the size corresponds to that. For the gumpaste I just buy already made.

lildragon Posted 10 May 2010 , 1:03am
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I normally buy pre-made gum paste, but maybe you can substitute powdered egg whites if you're unsure about regular egg whites. Not sure how it would turn out as I've never tried it myself for gum paste.

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 10 May 2010 , 1:06am
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He sells, stuff. i own it.

All he wants you to do is have a concept.

You, can do it,

tannersmom Posted 10 May 2010 , 1:21am
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I had classes under N Lodge in January and he made the gum paste in class and said it was fine to eat it but he didn't know why anyone would. LOL
I've made it since then, using his recipe with no problem. HTH

Tiffany0481 Posted 10 May 2010 , 1:21am
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Good luck!! I just made my first flowers this weekend and it was a lot of fun. A little time consuming but the final outcome was awesome and everyone was amazed that they weren't real. Just keep your patience!!

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 10 May 2010 , 6:52am
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He has a form. If you own his books you can copy and cut.

i own the form. It's great for his stuff. Honestly, it's all about figuring out how to get it done. Lots of cussing is involved.

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