What Is The Correct Thickness For Gumpaste?

Decorating By SecretAgentCakeBaker Updated 19 Jun 2009 , 11:10am by beachcakes

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SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 6:12pm
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Specifically, for a gumpaste plaque for both scenarios.

- plaque that will be leaned against the cake (not attached)

- plaque that will be attached to the side of the cake

I made some plaques last night for leaning against the cake. They are about 1/4", which I think might be to thick. I'm really bad with the visual stuff.

If you use a pasta roller to roll out the gumpaste for this, what setting do you use?

Thanks so much for your help!!

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CakeMommy3 Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 11:38pm
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I rolled out gumpaste at either a 5 or 6 in the pasta roller to make a sign. It looked good to me, but then I changed my design and ended up not using it, so I don't have a pic. I think it was between 1/8" and 1/4".

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beachcakes Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 11:10am
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I just made a cake last weekend with gumpaste plaques. You can roll gp much thinner than you would fondant, and it takes less time to dry. My plaques were about 1/8" or a smidge less.

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