I have seen her youtube videos on making gumpaste and would like to try it. I understand this gumpaste is for using in cutting machines like the Cricut but am wondering if the recipe is ok to use like regular gumpaste for flowers or figurines. Anyone out there have any experience with her gumpaste?
I have only used it with the cricut but if you contact her I'm sure she'd tell you if it could be used for other things. She's very friendly and helpful.
It is on her website, I got her CD for Christmas and her GP looks like nothing I've ever seen. I really want to try it!
I use her recipe all the time for all of my gum paste work. It is excellent for flowers, especially is a high humidity area. If you make the recipe with 3 tablespoons of CAI tylose and find it is too firm, just add some fondant to help soften it up a bit. The extra firm gum paste is for the cutting machines. Also, you can make it in advance and store it in the freezer until you need it.
thanks everyone. she does make it look easy and i have been wanting to try it for sometime to make roses.
Does anyone know if you're supposed to keep McClure gumpaste in the fridge or at room temp? NTK asap! thanks!
I make it all the time for use with the Make The Cut program on my Silhouette - it really is awesome and you can get it so thin that it resembles fabric - the BEST for fabric drapes and realistic bows. I keep mine in a piece of saran wrap that's been greased with Crisco - then am careful to squish out all the air pockets. She says you can freeze it too. Extra rubbery so it is great for frilly flowers.
Hi sorry so does that mean you don't keep it in the fridge then?
That recipe is basically homemade fondant with a buttload of tylose added in. It's pretty much the same recipe I use but with more tylose, which would make it stiffer.
I keep mine at room temp, but if I'm not going to be using it for a while I stick it in the freezer. it keeps it from drying out.
hi, can you use her recipe for normal flower cutters? thanks!
You can use this recipe for anything Gum paste! It's her variation on Rosemary Watson's original recipe....which I used for years ....she replaces the original gum tragacanth with tylose.
i make it, color it, divide into small portions and store in the freezer. While I'm using I leave at room temp up to a week or more with no problems.
can you use her gumpaste recipe as a frosting sheet considering that it can pass thru the cricut machine?