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post #1 of 142
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icon_biggrin.gif I just found out that you can use powdered gumpaste mix to make a flexible royal icing. I tried the baker's kitchen brand of g.p. mix and the instructions are on the bag. Usually when I pipe out decorations like snowflakes or monograms, they are so brittle that I have to make 2X as many as I need to cover for breakage. I piped out monograms onto greased parchment paper laid over a pattern I printed off the computer and the next day, they were rubbery when I peeled them off. I just stuck them onto the cake! Very cool! try it, it works.
post #2 of 142
Very cool to know! So you just follow directions that are on the package?
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post #3 of 142
how much do you use? do you add it to your regular r/i recipe or does it replace meringue powder? details....please icon_smile.gif
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post #4 of 142
Can you give us the recipe? I have the gumpaste mix here but not the one you mentioned. I would really like to try this.
post #5 of 142
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Sorry I got so excited, I never wrote the recipe! I added 1/3 cup hot water to 1 cup of powdered gumpaste mix (the baker's kitchen brand available on their website) and whipped like royal icing. It is a little soft and stringy (the gums), but worth it. After one day, it was rubbery, after 2 days it did get a little fragile. I even experimented by piping a long rope onto greased parchment, and later peeled it off and wrapped it around my cake for a border!
post #6 of 142
I'd love to know how you altered the gumpaste as well.
post #7 of 142
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icon_evil.gif I think this formula for flexible gumpaste will work the same as Sugar veil, but a fraction of the cost......
post #8 of 142
Very cool
post #9 of 142
Do you mind showing us the cake???

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post #10 of 142
Thanks for the tip!
post #11 of 142
I just got this email from Baker's Kitchen:

"BIG NEWS!!
How to make Flexible Royal Icing:
We have discovered a great secondary use for our new gumpaste mix. You can make a flexible royal icing out of it. Have you ever piped royal icing out onto parchment paper to make cake decorations, only to have most of them break prior to use? Well, here's your answer: Simply mix 1 cup of our TBK gumpaste mix with 1/3 cup hot water, beat well with an electric mixer, (it will be soft) and use to pipe out designsonto lightly greased parchment paper. Print out designs or monograms from your computer, lay under the parchment, and trace. Allow to dry overnight, and the pieces will be flexible and "rubbery". The vegetable gums in the gumpaste mix are the cause of this. Also works great for piping out rope borders or strings of pearls, then pick them up and stick on your cake! It is a little too soft to make royal icing roses out of it, but piped designs are perfect! Works on the white or chocolate gumpaste mix. The chocolate comes out a little stringier, but it's worth the trouble for such fantastic results!"
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post #12 of 142
yeah, sounds like a version of sugarveil. and cheaper! icon_smile.gif
icon_smile.gif good to know, thanks for posting!
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post #13 of 142
I wonder if this will work with the wilton gumpaste mix also??????

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post #14 of 142
I have some CK gumpaste mix, might have to give it a try.
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post #15 of 142
Sounds interesting. Might have to try making my guitar strings for my guitar cake next montyh. Thanks so much for sharing.
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