I might take some classes at my local store for making a ballerina, the only thing that I have to take es gum paste, could you please recommend what is better to use for figurines, flowers, etc.
I prefer to make my own using Nicholas Lodge's recipe (I use less powdered sugar.) I, personally, I have problems with pre-mixed gumpaste.
I found several recipes from him. could you share the one you have please?
sorry I do not know why the sites do not work
here is one of them is this the one?
4 - Large Egg Whites
1 - 2 lbs 10x powdered sugar
12 - Level teaspoons Tylose
4 - Teaspoons shortening (Crisco)
The above receipe is the Nicholas Lodge one that I use and it is great!
thank you so much!! do you know how much does this recipe give?
I will give it a try
Do you know if it would be ok to use meringue powder instead of the egg whites? I would love to try the recipe!
Is this cheaper than buying? I see that tylose is not easy to find
Sorry - I have been busy peeling peaches to make some pies. Yes - that is the one that I use. But, I only use about 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 # of powdered sugar. I think it makes about 2# of gumpaste. Tylose isn't that expensive. Good cake supply stores should carry it. Or you can order it online from globalsugarart.com. One container makes about two batches. I am not sure if you can use powdered egg whites or meringue powder.
Is there any issue with storage since it has egg whites?
I have often used the pre-made gumpaste and was too lazy to make my own. Last month I made Nick Lodge's gumpaste and boy-o-boy!!! It's the best especially to make flowers. You can roll it nice and this, you'll get a whole lot of stretch from it and I just love it. Yes, I would recommend too not to use as much powdered sugar, maybe about 3/4 of what the recipe calls for.
After you make it, you want to store it in the refrigerator overnight. I usually divide it into 4 balls and then wrap each separate. Then I get out as many balls and I will need and let it come to room temperature. I put it back in the refrig when I am finished working with it that day. Of course, make sure to wrap tightly. I also put it a zip lock bag. I have kept in the refrig for several months. Although they say gumpaste is edible, I wouldn't recommend eating it.
The one time that I tried pre-mixed gumpaste, I made several stargazer lilies several weeks before a wedding. Had them all colored and steamed and ready to go. They looked great. It got really humid in Ohio and the lilies "wilted." I had to rush at the last minute to make new ones (using Nicholas Lodge's recipe.) Entirely too much wasted work and time. Thus, I don't trust pre-mix.
Thanks for asking this question!
thank you so much forall the help!!!. I will definitely give it a try!!! I will let you know..
great post just in time for me. making my daughter's 1st bday cake tomorrow and I too had that question. Thanks for posting and to those that answered so quickly.
yes thank you so much!!!