Gumpaste Vs Fondant Mixed With Tylose Etc

Decorating By sugardugar Updated 5 Mar 2011 , 9:45am by Chellescakes

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sugardugar Posted 4 Mar 2011 , 5:32pm
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Hey cakers,

I have never used gumpaste... granted I'm new and haven't made a whole lot of models or flowers. That being said, I have made some, and I always toss some gum tex in with fondant and go at it.

Is there an advantage to using actual gumpaste?
Or certain things only GP should be used for?

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Coral3 Posted 5 Mar 2011 , 6:32am
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You can do a LOT with fondant that has a strengthener (I use gum tragacanth powder) mixed in. The only thing I've found I really can't use fondant with is patchwork cutters, I make Mexican Gumpaste for those.

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Chellescakes Posted 5 Mar 2011 , 9:45am
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For making figures or doing bas relief or very simple stylised flowers , fondant with tylose in it is fine. However if you want to do finer work and realistic flowers , a flowerpaste or gumpaste is best . I like my petals to be very fine and almost translucent lie real ones .

I also like mexican paste like coral mentioned for structural elements .

a half half mix of fondant and mexican paste also makes a good modelling medium.

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