Difference Between Fondant And Gumpaste?

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cfxwife Posted 8 Jun 2008 , 1:07am
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Hi I have learned so much from these forums. This might be a silly question but I have only worked with fondant in the past. I was wondering if someone could please tell me the difference between fondant and gumpaste. Also what each one is best used for. Thank you.

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JoAnnB Posted 8 Jun 2008 , 4:20am
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There is alot of information already posten in the threads.

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patrincia Posted 8 Jun 2008 , 4:47am
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Quick answer... gumpaste dries faster and harder then fondant. It is more flexible and can be rolled much thinner too. It is used mostly to make very realistic flowers and greenery. It is not used as a covering for a cake.

fondant can be used to cover a cake, it doesn't dry as smooth, and it doesn't dry as hard. You can't roll it out as thinly as gumpaste, but you can still use it to make flower, leaves, bows, etc.

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