Fondant / Gumpaste Decor Question

Decorating By selya Updated 6 Oct 2008 , 1:21pm by bashini

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selya Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 1:01pm
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Hi there,
What exactly is the difference between fondant and gumpaste? I've always used fondant when I add decors on my fondant cakes. the figures, the bows. But for some, I really had to roll the fondant a little bit thick because if it's too thin, it just breaks. I don't know what ingredient is missing.
Thanks for your input.


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auntiecake Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 1:14pm
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Gumpaste is used more for decorations. It has tylose or similar ingredient and dries more quickly and is better for making flowers etc because it keeps its shape better than plain fondant. It also dries harder than fondant. Not very tasty, but not really made to eat. Hope this helps.

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bashini Posted 6 Oct 2008 , 1:21pm
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Hi, you can use 50/50 gumpaste and fondant to make your decos. The other thing that you can do is, add 1/2 a teaspoon of CMC/ Tylose to the fondant.

Here is a great video from aine2 on how to make that.

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