Can you color gumpaste like you can findant? Or does it need to be painted after forming into shape you want?
just use the gel colours as normal
sorry to hijack....
but can you also flavor gumpaste w/ vanilla? or other flavorings?
it would be a waste of ingerdients - most gumpaste pieces dont get eaten. you could use the flavourings but you would need to watch it didnt make the paste too wet.
Yes you can, but gumpaste dries very hard and is more for appearance than taste. It usally isn't eaten and is just used for decorations.
ok, thanks. my kids like to eat it. but they are silly that way!
Gumpaste can get sticky if you add TO much color.... I try to keep my colors light to medium if I'm adding gels to it.
Dusting after will intensify the color.
If i have to make a dark color i will omit some of the water and replace with gel colors then make the paste. Works well when dark red or green is needed.