The Same Thing?

Decorating By cakemom007 Updated 11 Jul 2013 , 12:21am by cakemom007

cakemom007 Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 6:31pm
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Is gum tex and gum paste the same thing??

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cakemom007 Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 6:56pm
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never mind I looked it up, was asking because I sent my husband to wal-mart after work to buy some gum tex to mix in my fondant he called back and said they had gum paste and was going to buy it he was thinking they would be the same thing...

I told him to wait and I would figure it out tomorrow when I go to the store

bct806 Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 8:45pm
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Yeah. They aren't the same. My grocery store doesn't carry gum tex, not that I ever buy it anyway. The craft stores do though. 

cakemom007 Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 9:58pm
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Should I just use the gum paste to make my flowers?

This is the ones I was planing to make but they keep just looking like rolled up fondant so I was going to use the gum tex to try getting them to dry open, would the gum paste work I have never used it, how much time dose it need to dry?

The cake is for Saturday tomorrow is baking icings making day tomorrow night is flower making time and Friday I plan to put the whole thing together.

cakemom007 Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 10:00pm
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also I live in a small area that only has wal-mart and a grocery store, no craft store near by

bct806 Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 10:04pm
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I would get the gumpaste. It dries much faster than just fondant. I usually do 50/50 gumpaste fondant and it dries in 2 days if it is thin. Just gumpaste will dry even quicker than that. If they are drooping, I would use toothpicks or wads of paper towels to keep them open. 

cakemom007 Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 12:21am
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Thank you good idea, or maybe q-tips :)

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