What Is The Difference

Decorating By turtletb Updated 3 Nov 2010 , 5:55pm by TexasSugar

turtletb Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 5:28pm
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what is the difference between fondant, gumpaste, sugarpaste and marazpan when you are wanting to make 3D figures??????????

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turtletb Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 5:48pm
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I need help making princess figures which has to be able to be eatten it's for a kids cake. HELP and fast the birthday is Nov 20 need to get started

TexasSugar Posted 3 Nov 2010 , 5:55pm
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Fondant and sugar paste are usually the same thing. They take longer to harden than using gumpaste, or a mixture of gumpaste. For some things it wouldn't matter, but for bigger pieces they could distort as they are drying if it takes a while.

Marzapan is made from almond paste. I haven't worked with it. I'd think it'd be the more expensive of the three to use, but if you were going for a figure that someone would actually want to eat, then I think it'd be the one to use.

I have almost always used fondant mixed with gum-tex or tylose or gumpaste when making 3d figures. I like making them 'edible' but no one really eats them.

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