tips on using gumpaste

Decorating By qtrican Updated 24 Jan 2013 , 10:11am by doramoreno62

qtrican Posted 24 Jan 2013 , 3:55am
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AI haven't used gum paste before and I want to get some opinions from some other users. I'm trying to find/make an edible pencil. I want something that I can use to sketch designs on cookies that I can later go over with icing.

So the question is, would gum paste be a good option to fabricate a pencil? Is it hard enough to not break the moment a little pressure is applied? Is it chalky enough to leave a sketch?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks!

PS I have already tried food markers and the tips are not fine enough. I am looking for something that has an extra fine tip.

2 replies
Sassyzan Posted 24 Jan 2013 , 6:57am
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AIt dries very hard, but it won't make a mark on a cookie, I don't think. How about foodwriters? (The edible markers.)

doramoreno62 Posted 24 Jan 2013 , 10:11am
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I would also go with food markers. Gumpaste won't work for that.

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