Can someone tell me the differences btw these pase and what are their uses? Is is different from fondant? Thanks
sugarpaste and fondant are the same. Gumpaste and flower paste as far as i know are pretty much the same. Gumpaste can be rolled very thin and drys very hard fairly quickly.
Gumpaste is much more pliable. It can be rolled very thin and dries very hard. I believe that gumpaste is often referred to as sugarpaste and flowerpaste. Fondant is different and used to cover cakes. You can convert your fondant into gumpaste by adding tylose powder. Many folks like to use a combination of fondant and gumpaste.
Gumpaste is ideal for things that need fine details, such as flowers.
Fondant aka sugarpaste is used for covering cakes and for decorations that you want to stay soft.
Gumpaste aka flowerpaste drys really quick and hard and is excellent for flowers and thin delicate decorations. Not very nice to eat even if it's classified as edible.
For modelling like figures it's good mix 50/50 of fondant and gumpaste
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