50/50 Fondant/gumpaste

Decorating By LaTasha Updated 1 Jun 2010 , 9:27pm by mamawrobin

LaTasha Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 4:38pm
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Hello CC Family

I need some help understanding a few things for now. I keep hearing about this 50/50 fondant & Gumpaste.

1. Does that mean I would use equal amounts of each?
2. What would be the purpose of doing that?
3. What would happen if I mixed molding chocolate & fondant?
4. What would happen if I mixed molding chocolate & Gumpaste?
5. What would be the reason for me to mix them?

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PiccoloChellie Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 5:10pm
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Originally Posted by LaTasha

Hello CC Family

I need some help understanding a few things for now. I keep hearing about this 50/50 fondant & Gumpaste.

1. Does that mean I would use equal amounts of each?
2. What would be the purpose of doing that?
3. What would happen if I mixed molding chocolate & fondant?
4. What would happen if I mixed molding chocolate & Gumpaste?
5. What would be the reason for me to mix them?




1. Yes, equal parts of each.
2. It makes the drying/hardening time and degree of hardening somewhere in the middle of the two. Basically you get a sturdier, quicker-drying medium to work with than regular fondant. It's helpful if you're modeling a large figure, working in humid conditions, or need what you're modeling to dry fairly quickly. I've done 25gumpaste/75fondant when it's particularly humid just to make it easier to work with.
3. You get some damn delicious fondant. I love mixing the two! It sets up a little harder than plain fondant, but not to the same degree as mixing gumpaste & fondant. And did I mention it's delicious?
4 & 5. I don't know, I've never done that.

mamawrobin Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 9:27pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LaTasha

Hello CC Family

I need some help understanding a few things for now. I keep hearing about this 50/50 fondant & Gumpaste.

1. Does that mean I would use equal amounts of each?
YES
2. What would be the purpose of doing that?
FOR MAKING BOWS, FIGURES, ETC. BUT NOT TO COVER CAKE WITH
3. What would happen if I mixed molding chocolate & fondant?
SAME AS ABOVE BUT ALSO GOOD FOR COVERING CAKE.
4. What would happen if I mixed molding chocolate & Gumpaste?
NEVER HEARD OF DOING THAT
5. What would be the reason for me to mix them?



I SEE NO REASON TO MIX GUMPASTE WITH M.C. EITHER ONE WORKS FINE ON THEIR OWN FOR MAKING FIGURES, BOWS, ETC.

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