Royal Icing And Gumpaste

Decorating By mbarbi Updated 28 Mar 2009 , 4:37am by LeckieAnne

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mbarbi Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 4:20am
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hello...just want to ask...what is the difference between royal icing and gumpaste?...can i also thin gumpaste to fill out any design i want?? from the recipes i found here, gumpaste seems like its more like fondant than royal gumpaste harder than royal icing?? i need to make a character that i will use as a topper for my cake..

thanks so much in advance.

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LeckieAnne Posted 28 Mar 2009 , 4:37am
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Royal icing you pipe out of an icing bag. Gumpaste dries much faster and harder than fondant. That's probably what you're talking about. You wouldn't use royal to make a character out of.

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