Gum Past And Fondant

Decorating By rhoslyn Updated 24 Jun 2010 , 7:56pm by yummy

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rhoslyn Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 7:44pm
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cake decorators!

what is the differences of gum past and fondant? it feels the same and looks the same, if you have the answer that would be great, thanks for your answer icon_biggrin.gif

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TexasSugar Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 7:52pm
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Fondant is for covering a cake and some decorations.

Gumpaste is for decorations that you want to dry hard and fast, such as flowers or figures.

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yummy Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 7:56pm
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Welcome roshlyn!

Gumpaste is used to make flowers, figures etc.. It hardens and last a long time if not broken, it's also not considered edible.

Fondant is edible and it's what's used to cover cakes and decorations. Fondant can be combined with gumpaste to make flower and figures. The fondant gives you more stretch to the gumpaste and time to make your decorations.

You can also add tylose to fondant to make it gumpaste. Both of them can be colored with gel colors.

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