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post #3181 of 19942
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Thank you all for you comments, they are very helpful!

I used plain sugarpaste and I was hopying that since I had a wks time it would be sufficient

I will be trialing flower paste now, I just placed an order

Can I just buy white one and colour it, as I did with the sugarpaste or do I need to purchase all these different colours? It would be expensive this way I think

 

thanks for your help again!!!

Much appreciated

christina

 

I never colour flower paste as I have experienced that it changes the texture and save lot of time. I also use squires flower paste and I love their pastel colours. If you want darker colours, you can use Beau Products flower paste and they have lovely range of colours.

 
The answer to the other question, I learnt that modelling pate is sugar paste mixed with CMC/ Gum Trag. I just call flower paste and sugar paste mix one 50/50. Anyway to get a good result for flowers, flower paste is the best!.:)
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post #3182 of 19942

Thanks for all your answers!

I have now ordered some flower paste, so I will try it out for my models

Thank you ;-D

christina

post #3183 of 19942
Is gum trag/cmc tylose? I must say I am on the fence about whether this actually does anything as well!
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post #3184 of 19942
Ps I'm in Manchester x
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post #3185 of 19942

Hi Cake Chemistry, CMC/Tylose/Gum Trag are all "gums" and all do the same thing, ie, add strength to the sugarpaste. I never got any satisfaction out of using them myself, but I could have been using the wrong quantities. I tend to avoid mixing/colouring/blending where I can and buy pastes ready made/coloured so I can just get straight to the fun stuff!

post #3186 of 19942
Yup I prefer the fun stuff too!
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post #3187 of 19942
Hey cakeChemistry...im in manchester too xx
post #3188 of 19942
Hi CakeChemistry, like cakegeekuk has mentioned, they are all the same. As far as I can remember, you have to use 1/2 teaspoon of cmc/gum trag to 250g sugar paste. If you check aine2's vedios on YouTube, she has got one making modelling paste. I personally like to use the 50/50 mix of flower paste and sugar paste for my models and flower paste for flowers.icon_smile.gif
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post #3189 of 19942
Ooh lovely, thanks for getting back! X x
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post #3190 of 19942

Hi UK Ladies (and I assume there are some Gentlemen on here to), I have a question I'm hoping somebody might be able to help me with - do any of you know where I can get white or coloured artificial beargrass to use on cakes (in the UK)? You can get it in green in florists' suppliers, but I thought it may be available in other colours elsewhere.  I love how David MacCarfrae uses it to add a bit of pizazz to celebration cakes! I could probably spray the green stuff with edible paint but it would be much less messy if it was available in other colours.

post #3191 of 19942

Hi Cake Geek! (Love your name BTW) Hehe. I have absolutley no idea what you're talking about, I was intrigued so I Googled, it came up with this? I don't know if its the right thing but! http://www.cakesforyou.biz/artificial-flowers--bear-grass-242-c.asp

post #3192 of 19942
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post #3193 of 19942

Thanks so much Jenna & Relznik! I've been looking for these for ages.  Here is a pic below of what I was talking about. It's one of David MacCarfrae's cakes: www.davidcakes.co.uk (I was trying to find a prettier example but my computer is acting up so this one will give you an idea....not sure about the jelly sweet kebabs though!)

post #3194 of 19942

Oh wow, thats fab! Very bright and funky!

post #3195 of 19942

He's a very bright and funky kinda guy, is David MacCarfrae -have you been on his site? It's a hoot!!! He posts lots of videos but unfortunately they don't give away a lot about his techniques (the cake above wouldn't be representative of his style of cake decorating...he's best known for his royal icing!) You have to go to his classes really. Would give anything to go to one - will put it on my Santa list, I think!

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