Gumpaste Vs. Fondant...what Are The Differences?

Decorating By ecrandal Updated 3 Feb 2009 , 5:48am by Frankyola

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ecrandal Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 4:46am
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I have just gotten my feet wet with the use of fondant for decorating cookies, and I keep seeing articles about gumpaste. Could someone help me understand what the differences are and the pros and cons? Is there already a forum or archive of info about this? Thank you for your help.

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mclaren Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 5:14am
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JMO, the difference is, gumpaste though edible, it is not eatable (palatable, sp?). fondant is both edible & eatable, esp if you've chanced upon yourself michele foster's fondant.

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gerripje Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 5:18am
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I'm fairly new at this too, but what I've figured out is gumpaste is good for stuff that you want to dry really hard. The flowers I made with gum paste dry to almost like a porcelain finish. I have read that when making models and such, you need a little bit stronger stuff than fondant. The fondant will dry on the outside somewhat, but be soft in the middle and you could still pick it up and eat if you wanted.

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Frankyola Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 5:48am
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