Gumpaste ?

Decorating By cosmogurl Updated 13 Aug 2010 , 12:07pm by peg818

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cosmogurl Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 5:56pm
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Can you color gumpaste like you can findant? Or does it need to be painted after forming into shape you want?

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brincess_b Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 6:06pm
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just use the gel colours as normal
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cosmogurl Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 6:21pm
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Thank You

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gourmetsharon Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 7:43pm
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sorry to hijack....

but can you also flavor gumpaste w/ vanilla? or other flavorings?

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brincess_b Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 7:47pm
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it would be a waste of ingerdients - most gumpaste pieces dont get eaten. you could use the flavourings but you would need to watch it didnt make the paste too wet.
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JaimeAnn Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 7:48pm
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Yes you can, but gumpaste dries very hard and is more for appearance than taste. It usally isn't eaten and is just used for decorations.

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gourmetsharon Posted 12 Aug 2010 , 7:56pm
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ok, thanks. my kids like to eat it. but they are silly that way!

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JenniferMI Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 1:12am
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Gumpaste can get sticky if you add TO much color.... I try to keep my colors light to medium if I'm adding gels to it.

Dusting after will intensify the color.

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peg818 Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 12:07pm
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If i have to make a dark color i will omit some of the water and replace with gel colors then make the paste. Works well when dark red or green is needed.

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