Fondant And Gumpaste

Decorating By Bogginboy Updated 6 May 2015 , 7:59am by sweetobsesions

Bogginboy Posted 26 Apr 2015 , 5:48am
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I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to make fondant more stiff like gumpaste to work with it but to where it won't harden up like gumpaste but maintain a softer texture when eating

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visnja123 Posted 29 Apr 2015 , 7:05pm
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Try mixing half fondant half  gumpaste

visnja123 Posted 29 Apr 2015 , 7:08pm
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Or add some gum tex or gum tragacanth to fondant

costumeczar Posted 29 Apr 2015 , 10:42pm
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You can add 3/4 tsp tylose to 1 pound of fondant and it will stiffen up but not get as stiff as gumpaste.

Bogginboy Posted 6 May 2015 , 12:11am
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Well I've heard about doing that but doesn't it dry harder like gum paste? I'm trying to find a way to make fondant stiff while shaping but to where it will still dry softer to where people can bite into it and it melt in their mouth unlike gum paste which gets too hard for my taste

visnja123 Posted 6 May 2015 , 5:16am
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Not if you use half of each

sweetobsesions Posted 6 May 2015 , 7:59am
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I have that exact same question right now!

I have this cake that has a lot of flowers on the side of the cake that need to be made before hand because there are so many! But I still need them to be edible, I was going to make them out of just fondant but I can't shape them so maybe 50/50 gumpaste/fondant?? I only have access to a Michaels & no time to order any of gum ingredients online if I had to. Any suggestions appreciated!

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