Gum Paste Question Please

Baking By shiney Updated 10 Sep 2008 , 5:51am by shiney

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shiney Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 9:29pm
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Gum paste, Never used it before, but I have some uniform detail to put on a cookie. Is gum paste easy to use and spray color onto? or tint? I have some fondont, but it's precolored red, blue yellow and green, and I need pink and brown. I just thought fondont-type material would look more even and uniform than piping icing. Any thoughts please (I have to finish them today)

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playingwithsugar Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 10:58pm
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You do not want to use gumpaste on a cookie. It dries very hard, and breaks into shards. Anyone who tries to eat it would definitely risk cutting their mouth open.

If you don't have enough fondant, and can't get any in time to finish your project, try making Marshmallow Fondant. It's easy and inexpensive. And there are a lot of members who swear by it.

You can find a recipe for it in the Recipes section.

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shiney Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 5:51am
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Thanks Theresa, glad it didn't work out! I couldn't get them cut uniformly. I ended up using some cake decorations. You can see my pic in gallary.

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