Fondant Vs Gum Paste Looped Bows Which Is Better?

Decorating By LoriMc Updated 2 Jun 2008 , 10:15pm by tracey1970

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LoriMc Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 8:46pm
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I made bows from MMF before and had some problems with breakage. I believe someone suggested making them from gum paste or a mixture of gum paste/fondant. Do you just mix them up separately and then knead them together?

Which makes the better bow?

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lynseyg2002 Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 9:11pm
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Hi I prefer to use gumpaste for bows as it dries quicker than fondant and keeps its shape, but I don't know what mmf is sorry, we don't us it in England so i'm not sure if thats better. HTH

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bashini Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 9:22pm
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Hi, I would use gumpaste only. But I know lots of members use fondant and gumpaste 50/50. You can mix store bought gumpaste and fondant. That is much easier I think. thumbs_up.gif

lynseyg2002, MMF means Marshmellow fondant. You can use marshmellow to make fondant. You will be able to find recipes for that in the recipe Index.

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tracey1970 Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 10:15pm
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I have a pic in my photos in which I used a fodant/gumpaste mix. I like the hardening of the gumpaste but the nicer "flow" of the fondant. This was the best of both worlds!

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