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!
here is a tutorial on making gumpaste dogs....
hope this helps...GOOD LUCK!!!
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!
Thanks for the responses!! One more question...how far in advance can I make the gum paste figures and where should I store them (Fridge, countertop covered, freezer)? Thanks!
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!
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.