Can You Eat Flower Paste, Modelling Paste And Gum Paste?

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Kirsty1983 Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 12:38am
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I was just wondering if you can you eat flower paste, modelling paste and gum paste? also how far in advance can you make cake decorations before they can't be eaten? Another words how long until they go off when made out of Royal Icing flower, paste,, modelling paste and gum paste or fondant? also what is the best way to store the decorations?

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catlharper Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 2:30am
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Yes, you can eat them but you probably don't want to. They are a bit like cardboard in taste after they have dried. Storing them in a closed but not airtight container is best. If it's airtight the humidity will soften up the gumpaste again so let them breathe.


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poohsmomma Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 12:45pm
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"Edible" doesn't necessarily mean "palatable"!

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multilayered Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 1:01pm
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I always tell clients not to eat the gumpaste decorations. After gumpaste dries it really is hard as a rock. I always say just because something is "edible" does not mean you should eat it!!

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dchockeyguy Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 1:39pm
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I tell people "You can eat them if you want, but they don't taste very good." Kids always seem to want to eat them. I do, obviously, tell them tehy can't eat my wired flowers.

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bobwonderbuns Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 1:51pm
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Yes you can eat them but agreed, they taste terrible!! Not to mention if you are using raw egg white for glue and wires in the flowers, that would certainly pose a problem as well.

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luddroth Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 1:57pm
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royal icing flowers, on the other hand, just taste like sugar and can be eaten with the cake. I've never heard of them "going off" but eventually they just disintegrate.

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mamawrobin Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 2:04pm
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Originally Posted by poohsmomma

"Edible" doesn't necessarily mean "palatable"!

That's exactly what I tell my customers when they ask "is everything edible?" icon_lol.gif

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