Help! Ive Never Worked With Gumpaste!

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alicialee Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 4:18pm
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okay, so im not a newbie, but ive never worked with gumpaste, only with MMF. can someone please tell me the difference! Im going to be making about 20 bows to put on a cake in a couple of weeks, i want to know if i should use gumpaste, and why? and how do i make it or where do i get it!?!? your help is GREATLY appreciated!

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JoAnnB Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 4:53pm
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gumpaste dries much harder and faster than fondant alone. It can also be fragile. You can buy ready-to use GP, usually where they sell Wilton products. One package is more than enough for your bows.

I have found it to be a bit dry, so a little shortening will fix that right up.

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crystalina1977 Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 5:51pm
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personally i found gumpaste to be pretty tricky the first and only time ive used it so fary...but i was rolling it into a snake shape for monogram letters. it might work better rolled out for bows. it does dry on you, i kept the crisco near by while i was working with it.

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tracey1970 Posted 26 Jun 2008 , 7:31pm
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I love working with gumpaste. The delicate flowers you can make from it are so realistic. Once dried, their shelf life is for ages.

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JenniferMI Posted 27 Jun 2008 , 12:57am
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I make all my bows out of gumpaste. I use Nic Lodge's recipe, only I tweak it. You can get them looking like real by putting them thru a pasta machine until they are REALLY thin.


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kyhendry Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 8:41pm
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Originally Posted by JenniferMI

I use Nic Lodge's recipe, only I tweak it.

Jen - how exactly do you tweak it for bows? I'm going to be making my first batch today to practice bows.


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