What Is The Different Between Gumpaste And Fondant?

Decorating By rhowe7778 Updated 31 Mar 2009 , 7:22am by Cakepro

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rhowe7778 Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 6:07am
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I am new in this cake decorating, I wondering what is the different working on fondant and gumpaste? And the taste too? Thanks in advance for the comments.

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ClassyMommy Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 6:20am
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What I have learned (which is all from CC) is that gumpaste is only for things that probably wont be eaten. Flowers and figurines. Gumpaste dries super fast, so you have to work fast with it, where fondant stays more "play doh-ish" longer. It is way more workable and if you make your own MMF it tastes better too. I bought gumpaste for a figurine and the smell of it was so gross, that I couldn't imagine the taste. Although, I know it is safe and edible. My 3 year old ate the head off of the tinkerbell! I had to replace that! I made fondant accents for a cake, and 3 days later there were pieces that hadn't dried, where as with the gumpaste my complete figurine was dry over night.

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Cakepro Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 7:22am
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More responses in your duplicate thread: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-624894.html

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