Which Gum Paste Recipe Or Product Do You Recommend?

Decorating By Cristi-Tutty Updated 30 Jul 2010 , 2:23pm by Cristi-Tutty

Cristi-Tutty Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 10:35pm
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I might take some classes at my local store for making a ballerina, the only thing that I have to take es gum paste, could you please recommend what is better to use for figurines, flowers, etc.

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Occther Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 10:44pm
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I prefer to make my own using Nicholas Lodge's recipe (I use less powdered sugar.) I, personally, I have problems with pre-mixed gumpaste.

Cristi-Tutty Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 11:00pm
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I found several recipes from him. could you share the one you have please?
thank you!!

Cristi-Tutty Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 11:29pm
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Cristi-Tutty Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 11:33pm
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sorry I do not know why the sites do not work

here is one of them is this the one?

4 - Large Egg Whites
1 - 2 lbs 10x powdered sugar
12 - Level teaspoons Tylose
4 - Teaspoons shortening (Crisco)

Suzanne30 Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 11:39pm
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The above receipe is the Nicholas Lodge one that I use and it is great!

Cristi-Tutty Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 11:40pm
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thank you so much!! do you know how much does this recipe give?

I will give it a try

stacyllind Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 11:41pm
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Do you know if it would be ok to use meringue powder instead of the egg whites? I would love to try the recipe!

Cristi-Tutty Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 11:54pm
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Is this cheaper than buying? I see that tylose is not easy to find

Occther Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 12:27am
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Sorry - I have been busy peeling peaches to make some pies. Yes - that is the one that I use. But, I only use about 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 # of powdered sugar. I think it makes about 2# of gumpaste. Tylose isn't that expensive. Good cake supply stores should carry it. Or you can order it online from globalsugarart.com. One container makes about two batches. I am not sure if you can use powdered egg whites or meringue powder.

_christina_ Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 12:47am
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Is there any issue with storage since it has egg whites?

BakingJeannie Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 12:48am
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I have often used the pre-made gumpaste and was too lazy to make my own. Last month I made Nick Lodge's gumpaste and boy-o-boy!!! It's the best especially to make flowers. You can roll it nice and this, you'll get a whole lot of stretch from it and I just love it. Yes, I would recommend too not to use as much powdered sugar, maybe about 3/4 of what the recipe calls for.


Occther Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 1:37am
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After you make it, you want to store it in the refrigerator overnight. I usually divide it into 4 balls and then wrap each separate. Then I get out as many balls and I will need and let it come to room temperature. I put it back in the refrig when I am finished working with it that day. Of course, make sure to wrap tightly. I also put it a zip lock bag. I have kept in the refrig for several months. Although they say gumpaste is edible, I wouldn't recommend eating it.

The one time that I tried pre-mixed gumpaste, I made several stargazer lilies several weeks before a wedding. Had them all colored and steamed and ready to go. They looked great. It got really humid in Ohio and the lilies "wilted." I had to rush at the last minute to make new ones (using Nicholas Lodge's recipe.) Entirely too much wasted work and time. Thus, I don't trust pre-mix.

Babs1964 Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 1:59am
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Thanks for asking this question! thumbs_up.gif

Cristi-Tutty Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 2:16am
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thank you so much forall the help!!!. I will definitely give it a try!!! I will let you know.. icon_smile.gif

barefootsdesign Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 2:32am
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great post just in time for me. making my daughter's 1st bday cake tomorrow and I too had that question. Thanks for posting and to those that answered so quickly.

Cristi-Tutty Posted 30 Jul 2010 , 2:23pm
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yes thank you so much!!!

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