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gum paste vs. fondant

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After seeing the new cake posted on the photo gallery (one with the life like roses on it--wow! icon_eek.gif )...I just have to ask. What is the difference between gum paste and fondant? Is there a taste difference, because I do not like the taste of fondant. Can you decorate with gum paste (assuming there is a difference) like you would fondant...roll it out, and cover a cake, or is it just for detail stuff like the roses? Sorry for the back to back questions/posts, but this site just raises all kinds of questions...I love it!
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post #2 of 7
gum paste (if not mistaken) dries hard.... fondant doesnt.
post #3 of 7
gumpaste dries even harder than royal icing while it is edible and does not taste bad it does not taste great either . It is usually used only for decorations

Try the mmf it tastes good Also I have found fondant even the wilton fondant when mixed 1/2 fondant to 1/2 candy clay has a very good flavor. I have made swags from it and flowers but never tried covering a cake. it tastes good and is soft and firm.
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Not to sound dumb icon_redface.gif , but what is MMF...seen it now on several recipes/posts?
post #5 of 7
That stands for marshmallow fondant. If you do a search you'll find lots of tips and the recipe!
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post #6 of 7
Hey...is gumpaste as sticky as fondant and does it fall apart like fondant will when you stretch it to far?
post #7 of 7
candy clay?? sorry for being dumb, but what is that?
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