Help!! Alternative To Gumpaste??

Decorating By kkswmmr114 Updated 15 Aug 2011 , 1:17pm by JamAndButtercream

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kkswmmr114 Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 12:30am
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I need gumpaste within 24 hours to start work on a face mask for a football helmet cake. I don't live anywhere near a cake supply store... that's not an option. I could use a recipe like the Easy Gumpaste recipe on here but I would have to modify it because I don't have access to Glucose. So I am worried about it turning out correctly.

I was wondering if I could make a thick enough royal icing to form it into a face mask (it needs to be pretty thick ropes so piping wouldn't work). I know I could make it thick just by adding more powdered sugar, but would it dry hard enough??

So I guess I have two options:
Make Easy Gumpaste Recipe and hope it turns out without Glucose or make a super thick royal icing and hope it sets up hard enough...

What do yall think???

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peg818 Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 1:11pm
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Use corn syrup its close enough to glucose, you may just want to cut back on any other liquid in the recipe.

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JamAndButtercream Posted 15 Aug 2011 , 1:17pm
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Thats a problem isn't it? Do you have any modelling chocolate? Or the ingredients to make some?

theres a recipe on here,

Hope this helps, good luck!

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