Gum Paste Or Flower Paste For Modelleing Heads/faces??

Decorating By Louiselovesbaking Updated 12 Apr 2014 , 4:18pm by JWinslow

Louiselovesbaking Posted 10 Apr 2014 , 2:18pm
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I have never worked with gum paste and have no idea what the consistency is like or how it moulds. I normally make my heads for characters out of flower paste but wondered if gum paste was any easier to sculpt?

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morganchampagne Posted 10 Apr 2014 , 2:35pm
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AIf what you have been doing is working I would stick with it. Gumpaste can dry out fast and start cracking if you keep messing with it.

Chris449842 Posted 10 Apr 2014 , 2:58pm
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AWhat is gumpaste? Xx

Mimimakescakes Posted 10 Apr 2014 , 3:02pm
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Gumpaste and flowerpaste are the same thing. 

Chris449842 Posted 10 Apr 2014 , 3:12pm
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AOK thanks xxx

Julia Hardy Posted 10 Apr 2014 , 6:05pm
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Hi Louise.  I can really recommend Satin Ice Gumpaste and I buy it online from The Craft Company.  It might seem expensive because you buy quite a large amount but it keeps for ages in its little bucket and definitely works out no more expensive than Squires flower paste.  I just love the stuff (I even like eating it - it reminds me of the sweetie cigarettes we used to buy as kids many years ago)  and I use it for a lot of my modelling, eg the princess, the girl on the beach, the elephants and the little brown mouse with the Gruffalo.  Of course, its great for flowers too.  Give it a try!  ;-D

Louiselovesbaking Posted 11 Apr 2014 , 4:30pm
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Brill thanks, I might try it, wanted something with a little more waxy feeling about it. Think it would sculpt easier.

howsweet Posted 11 Apr 2014 , 5:15pm
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Then you might want to use modeling chocolate :)

Louiselovesbaking Posted 12 Apr 2014 , 2:05pm
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AOoo never considered that, might be worth a play with thanks

JWinslow Posted 12 Apr 2014 , 4:18pm
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You can also use fondant with a little tylose in it.  You will have a longer working time than gum paste.

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