Is Gumpaste Edible?

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KimAZ Posted 20 Apr 2005 , 9:09pm
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Hi all,
Forgive me if this sounds silly but gumpaste isn't edible is it? I am about to attempt my first flowers out of it and am wondering what you do with the flowers ( or anything else you make out of gumpaste) after making them? Do you just remove them from the cakes and throw them out? Can they be re-used?

I have seen floral arrangements out of gumpaste flowers in magazines so I guess they can be used in other ways than for cake decorating. It seems like so much effort to just toss off a cake.

Thanks for any help.

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msmeg Posted 20 Apr 2005 , 9:38pm
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You can eat them but really they don't have a very special taste.

You can keep them though I have never reused them I know a bride that kept hers in a glass dome for years

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sweeterbug1977 Posted 20 Apr 2005 , 9:43pm
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Gumpaste is edible, as in it will not make you sick, but since it dries so hard, I do not think that I would recommend eating anything made out of gumpaste. I do not even eat my royal decorations, even though my hubby likes to eat them. That is just my opinion though, cause I do not like to eat any kind of hard frosting like royal or gumpaste, especially when it doesn't have a good taste to me (mmm...chocolate would be nice icon_wink.gif )

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elin Posted 21 Apr 2005 , 1:29pm
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Gumpaste is eateble, but it is harder than fondant.
Flowers can be cept in a glass dome, away from dust for many years.
They can also be reused to another cake if you wish.
It is not any taste kind, but most for the buty.

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AngelWendy Posted 22 Apr 2005 , 2:55am
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The gumpaste itself is edible, but sometimes the flowers have floral wire or tape attached or inedible stamens. I can also tell you from experience that plain gumpaste is not very good. It's just like hard and chewy sugar, harder than royal icing.


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