Gumpaste Vs Fondant Flowers

Decorating By chrisviz Updated 13 Jul 2010 , 5:28pm by TexasSugar

chrisviz Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 4:49pm
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I tried to do a search first.... but couldnt find any info as to whether gumpaste or fondant is preferred in the making of flowers. Is there a conscensus as to which material works better when rolled "paper-thin" for petals?

Any input is greatly appreciated!

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TexasSugar Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 4:57pm
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Gumpaste is going to give you the you the paper thin petals.

chrisviz Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 5:01pm
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Thanks TexasSugar.... Is there a reason fondant is used instead of gumpaste? Is it more of a "I have to have fondant to cover the cake, why buy both" type of situation?

TexasSugar Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 5:12pm
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You can use fondant if you add gum-tex, tylose or gum trag to it.

Other wise fondant alone takes alot longer to dry, you can't roll it as thin and it won't hold ruffles while drying as fast. It stays softer longer, which is why we use it to cover cakes.

I've made roses using fondant and gum-tex, it can be done. It gives you time to work with it instead of drying fast like gumpate, but it also takes longer to harden up.

If you are talking plain fondant with nothing added then gumpaste would be my pick over it.

chrisviz Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 5:24pm
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Thanks TexasSugar...totally makes sense.! Appreciate the feedback.

TexasSugar Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 5:28pm
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You are welcome. Glad I could help.

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