Fondant Or Gumpaste Roses-Which Is Better?

Decorating By sberryp Updated 31 Oct 2011 , 7:44pm by chelleb1974

sberryp Posted 31 Oct 2011 , 7:36pm
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Making roses and was just was wondering which is better fondant or gumpaste?

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chelleb1974 Posted 31 Oct 2011 , 7:44pm
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I prefer gumpaste. They dry faster and harder than ones made from fondant. If you're just starting out making them, I would do them in fondant first - it will give you more working time. Gumpaste can dry out while you're working with it making it difficult to make flowers from. Some people prefer a 50/50 mix of fondant and gumpaste.

I have found that those made from 100% gumpaste resist humidity more than fondant or 50/50 ones will. That being said, humidity can affect gumpaste flowers also.

~Chelle

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