Decorating By cole10 Updated 8 Aug 2011 , 1:08pm by CakeCrystals

cole10 Posted 8 Aug 2011 , 12:24pm
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i am thinking about constructing a bicycle out of gumpaste. Never used it and am curious is one brand better than another? Gumpaste does harden right? Any suggestions appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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tiptop57 Posted 8 Aug 2011 , 12:47pm
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Actually I like Satin Ice gumpaste the best and it takes colors very well. And yes it does harden, unless it is in extreme humidity and heat the shape should dry and retain itself. Then have fun and approach it like you were a kid playing with Play Doh. icon_wink.gif

cole10 Posted 8 Aug 2011 , 1:08pm
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Thank you! Can't wait to try it!

CakeCrystals Posted 8 Aug 2011 , 1:08pm
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But, if you're short on time, you could make your own gumpast and save money. Gumpaste is easy to make and hardens just like the commercial brands. Here is a recipe found here on CC:

1 Lb Powdered Sugar Fine -10X plastic bag
1 Packet Knox Gelatin
2 TBS of Lemon juice
3 TBS of Water
1 Tsp of Glucose
Add gelatin, water & juice over double boiler; dissolve about 5 to 7 minutes. Add glucose stir. Use a mixer with dough hook. Place sugar in mixer then add liquid mix until slightly together remove and knead. If it feels too sticky add a little more sugar. Wrap with plastic wrap and place in plastic bag, seal. Let rest over night.

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