Im about to make some roses just to practice..and im gonna mix gumpaste and fondant..do I mix half and half of each????
And should I make my petals thin as if it was just gumpaste or a little thicker?
Thank You so much!!
You can make them out of 50/50 but I usually don't. Regular gumpaste works really well (for me). I roll is super thin...
Luck in your practice time!
when I make flowers, I normally use pure gumpaste. When I start modelling figures, I use modelling paste (50/50). I like to roll my gumpaste very thinly and once I'm done working on it, I want it to dry fairly quickly. 50/50 will take a bit longer to dry, but you'll be able to work with it longer.
I made roses before with just the gumpaste and i know you are supposed to make them really thin, however, I was gonna try making them with 50/50 fondant and gumpaste..but I was wondering how should my petals be..really thin or a little thicker since im mixing with fondant.
The plus to using gumpaste is that you can get them super thin which makes them more realistic.
No matter what you are using you still want to roll it out very thin, otherwise it can cause tearing and stretching when you are thinning the edges, which can misshapen petals.
Maybe a TAD thicker with 50/50...I don't think that is as strong?? I'm guessing though....