Gum paste flowers are the same thing as sugar flowers right? I had a client ask me in an email for sugar flowers instead of gum paste (along with a photo of a cake she is interested in that appeared to have real flowers on it...). I don't want to appear that I don't know what I'm talking about when I reply to her so hopefully someone can confirm that these two are the same. Thanks everyone!
Yes, I have several books on how to make sugar flowers and they are talking about gumpaste. Some people are referring to gum paste as sugar paste. What's in a name? Well does gum paste sound like something your customer wants on their cake? No? Then call it sugar paste and they are all into it.
Cake muggles. LOL
Honestly, I think maybe sugar paste is the European term.
Thanks funcakes! I'm glad I can give her the proper response now
My understanding is that sugarpaste is fondant, not gumpaste.
Fondant is called sugarpaste in the UK and gumpaste is called flower paste