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What is a Mexican modeling paste?

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And how is it any different from fondant or gumpaste?
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post #2 of 12
Hi there, the mexican paste has mcuh softer texture than the gumpaste. I use this paste, when I use my patchwork cutters. And I use lot of shortening, when I knead the paste. So that make the design comes out from the cutter with no trouble at all. If it get stuck in the cutter, use a dress makers pin to take it out. icon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gif
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post #3 of 12
And where can you get it? I've never heard about it...
post #4 of 12
Sorry, I don't know where you can buy that in US. But if you want, I can post a recipe for that, which I got from Patchwork Cutters. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #5 of 12
I would LOVE to have the recipe..... I got some Patchwork cutters, and just made a TERRIBLE MESS with them...... I haven't used them since !
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THANK YOU !!!
post #8 of 12
When I went to the M.A.C.S. convention, I got a demo from a rep at SugarCraft.
As stated it is easy to work with and the recipie is not hard at all, just have to get the right ingredients.
post #9 of 12
Sorry for the delay, but here is the recipe I got from Patchwork Cutters.

MIX TOGETHER:-

8oz Powdered Sugar and 3 x 5ml teaspoons Gum Tragacanth.

ADD:-

6 x 5ml Cold Water.

Knead well. Store in a plastic bag overnight (not in fridge.)

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post #10 of 12
Can someone tell me more about the Patchwork Cutters, I found their website but I can't tell, are they cookie cutters or what? How do you use them?
post #11 of 12
They are not cookie cutters. They have all sorts of things, like flowers, letters, numbers, animals etc. Here is the link for the patchwork Cutters from Global Sugar Art.

http://www.globalsugarart.com/cat.php?cid=640

There is a Horse cake in my photos. I did it using Patchwork Cutters.

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post #12 of 12
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Thank you for your answers and the recipe and links. I always like trying something new.
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