Easily Use Gumpaste

Decorating By A Praying Baker Updated 15 Oct 2014 , 9:44pm by A Praying Baker

A Praying Baker Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 2:55pm
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So I made some gumpaste and have been have trouble actually using it. It is extremely thick but won't keep shape. It sticks to absolutely EVERYTHING! What am I doing wrong? What should I do differently?:-(

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kakeladi Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 5:37pm
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We need to know the exact recipe you used.  Sounds like you are going to have to start from scratch w/another batch.

costumeczar Posted 7 Oct 2014 , 5:49pm
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Definitely post the recipe. It sounds like you might have made fondant but not gumpaste.

A Praying Baker Posted 8 Oct 2014 , 2:01pm
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I am having trouble finding it. It isn't like fondant, I have made that too.

 

I think I will figure it out. But, is is possible to easily make gumpaste decor without molds?? They are super pricy and I am simply trying it out. You see, I am a young teen who has a baking obsession. :)

costumeczar Posted 8 Oct 2014 , 2:51pm
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Here are a few different recipes that work okay. Each one has its benefits and drawbacks so you just  have to find one that works for you.  http://acaketorememberva.blogspot.com/2013/10/gumpaste-recipes.html

 

Also yes, it's easy to make gumpaste decorations without molds. Roll it out and cut things out with an exacto knife if you want flat pieces, or just model them yourself by hand.

kakeladi Posted 8 Oct 2014 , 5:47pm
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You can also use cookie cutters.  There are many - usually red plastic - that have lines, dashes, etc built into them.  Here are a few I have made.  Usually I just used fondant with a little Tylose mixed in and let them dry overnight before putting them on the cake.

http://www.cakecentral.com/g/i/1364095/a/1365095/

http://www.cakecentral.com/g/i/1358659/a/1359659/

http://www.cakecentral.com/g/i/1355355/a/1356355/

http://www.cakecentral.com/g/i/1351608/a/1352608/

http://www.cakecentral.com/g/i/1332832/a/1333832/   (the lion was cut w/a cookie cutter; the rest by hand.)

http://www.cakecentral.com/g/i/1318480/a/1319480/the shamrocks are cut from fondant w/royal icing faces

A Praying Baker Posted 15 Oct 2014 , 9:44pm
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Thank you so much! I really am thankful for your help!!:D

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