Gum Arabic + Fondant = Gumpaste Question

Decorating By mcdonald Updated 17 Nov 2011 , 5:44am by BlakesCakes

mcdonald Posted 15 Nov 2011 , 4:37am
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can I add gum arabic to my fondant to make gum paste?

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de_montsoreau Posted 15 Nov 2011 , 7:57am
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No, that will give you modelling paste which is fine for figures but not for making flowers.

The one from Nicholas Lodge will give good results.

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mcdonald Posted 15 Nov 2011 , 2:31pm
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that's what I am afraid of.. thank you!

BlakesCakes Posted 17 Nov 2011 , 5:44am
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To make a gum paste-like product, you need to add gum tex, tylose, or cmc to you fondant--NOT gum arabic.

If you're using Wilton fondant, you add about 1/2 tsp per lb. If using a softer fondant like Satin Ice or FondX, add 1 tsp./lb.

If using Duff's fondant/Fondarific or ChocoPan, you cannot make it into "gum paste" by adding any gums, as it's chocolate based & won't dry hard.


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