Gum Paste Help For A Newbie?

Decorating By jess605 Updated 18 Jun 2010 , 4:44pm by tonedna

jess605 Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 2:37pm
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I'm going to attempt to make my son's 1st bday cake next month. I'll be making a two tier cake decorated with puppies made from gum paste.

I've never worked with gum paste and I'm looking for some info on where to start. I'm considering purchasing the Wilton premade gum paste. Is this brand good for making figures? If not, what is a better brand?

Are there any tutorials online for working with gum paste?

THanks in advance for any info you can provide!

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MessMaker Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 2:59pm
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here is a tutorial on making gumpaste dogs....

hope this helps...GOOD LUCK!!!

carmijok Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 3:21pm
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Yes, Edna's tutorials are fabulous. I use Wilton's premade gum paste all the time and really like it. Gum paste dries quickly. Good luck! icon_smile.gif

jess605 Posted 17 Jun 2010 , 3:56pm
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Thanks for the responses!! One more far in advance can I make the gum paste figures and where should I store them (Fridge, countertop covered, freezer)? Thanks!

carmijok Posted 18 Jun 2010 , 4:28pm
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they last forever. You can make things way far in advance. To dry place them on parchment paper out of direct light...particularly florescent if you have colored pieces as they will fade. I keep extra flowers and other things I've made for previous cakes in a box in a cabinet. Use as needed!

tonedna Posted 18 Jun 2010 , 4:44pm
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If your gumpaste is too dry add some fondant. Dont put gumpaste in the fridge.
Let it dry fully and and then after it's completely dry(up to a week) You can store in a dry place.
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