Why Do You Mix???

Baking By Jealena Updated 21 Feb 2012 , 12:26pm by Jealena

Jealena Posted 20 Feb 2012 , 6:04pm
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I see different decorations and some say made with a mixure of fondant and gum paste, why do they do that? And not just use one or the other? I am assuming there is some specific reason for it but don't know why?? Thanks icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

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AnnieCahill Posted 20 Feb 2012 , 7:14pm
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Decorations made with gum paste are generally stronger.

jgifford Posted 20 Feb 2012 , 7:27pm
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Fondant - - good taste, easy to work with, longer drying time
Gum paste - - nasty taste, dries fast and very stiff

kakeladi Posted 20 Feb 2012 , 10:49pm
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A mixture of 50/50 gives one the best of both mediums.
Slows the gp from drying out too fast giving you more time to create your masterpiece.

Jealena Posted 21 Feb 2012 , 12:26pm
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Thank you for your replies, makes perfect sense!!!

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