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I need an easy Modeling Paste Recipe

post #1 of 16
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Hello Cake Friends,

Does anyone have a easy modeling paste recipe that they would like to share? If not, does anyone know of a website that would have one? Did a "google" search and came up with several that have ingredients that I've never heard of (I think most of the posts came from outside of the U.S.). Thanks.

Bev
post #2 of 16
Hi Bev, I don't make my modeling paste from scratch. What I do is I add 1/2 a teaspoon of CMC powder/ tylose powder to 250g of fondant. The other thing that you can do is mix 50/50 store bought fondant and gumpaste.

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post #3 of 16
Are you looking for a gumpaste recipe or modeling chocolate?
If you want a gumpaste recipe you can go to www.nicklodge.com and he has a pretty good one.
It calls for tylose powder which can be bought at Global Sugar Art online or a local retailer that specializes in cake stuff.
If you need help with some of the ingredients that your not sure of you can p.m. me and I will tell you what their for and where to buy them at.
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by weirkd

Are you looking for a gumpaste recipe or modeling chocolate?



Neither one; I'm looking for a modeling paste recipe; I'm wanting to make figures, etc.

Bev
post #5 of 16
So that is gum paste. If you want something to make flowers or figurines that are edible its called gum paste or sugar paste. If you want something that is non edible you can make cold porcelain.
post #6 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by weirkd

So that is gum paste. If you want something to make flowers or figurines that are edible its called gum paste or sugar paste. If you want something that is non edible you can make cold porcelain.



I could be wrong, but in checking around the web, I believe that there is a difference between gumpaste and modeling paste. When I "googled" modeling paste it appears that there is a different and specific recipe for it.

Bev
post #7 of 16
When I googled modeling paste, there is a website that pops up for edible modeling paste that is made with gelatin, gum trag, and glucose. Is this the one your looking at?
post #8 of 16
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Yes, I believe that is one site that I looked at.
post #9 of 16
Ok, your looking at a UK site.
When you make your own fondant, it requires glucose, gelatin. Like Michele fondant recipe on here.
To make a form of gumpaste you can either use tylose powder or gum trag. Gum trag is more expensive than tylose. But they both have similiar qualities, gum trag will give you more of a stretch to the final paste and you can produce thinner items such as a petal for a flower.
But to make a simple gumpaste you can use tylose like I said. You can either add it to your premade fondant or you can make a batch of gumpaste such as Nick Lodge's recipe as I suggested. Either will give you what you want for a figurine.
post #10 of 16
Hi Bev
I have a gelatin paste recipe of Carole Deacons - not sure if that is what you are looking for - it sets very hard and can be used for things like aeroplane wings. Technically it is edible but you might need some dentistry work done afterwards icon_lol.gif
I'm happy to share it with you if it's what you are looking for but as a newbie here i'm not sure if pm you is the way to do it - i don't want to get into trouble for breaking copyright etc.
AnneMarie
post #11 of 16
Hi, I've always thought that gum paste and modeling paste are different.

Modeling paste usually contains CMC (Carboxy Methyle Cellulose), a stiffening agent that is similar, but not the same as gum traganth (the agent in gum paste). CMC is used extensively in both food and pharmaceutical production. I've seen it sold under the names CMC, Tylo Powder, Tylose and Cellogen (most cake decorating stores will have one of these). It's great, it can also be used to make edible glue (mix 30 parts water to 1 part CMC.)

Anyway, to make your own modeling paste: knead in about one quarter teaspoon of CMC per 100 grams of fondant. It can be used immediately, but I like to wrap it and let it sit overnight. When you are ready to use it just knead until it is nice and pliable. This modeling paste won't dry as quickly or as hard as gum paste, giving you ample time to make adjustments. (My Wallace and Gromit figures were made this way.)
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post #12 of 16
miss sweetstory, the recipe that I told her was from Nick Lodge that contains the tylose powder as its called here in the states.
Like I said, if she wanted something to make petals with then she should use the gum trag.
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
Here's a pic of what I'm attempting to make:


http://www.cakejournal.com/flickr/photo/2676843508/Modelling-a-turtle-tutorial.html

This information may help you understand what I'm trying to accomplish. The instructions call for modeling paste.

Thanks.
post #14 of 16
Hiya
The gelatine paste will be way too hard for this. I would just use normal paste and give it plenty of time to dry - possibly supporting the head but i know you can add something to give it a bit of strength ( possibly gum trag but i'm not sure)
Sorry i couldn't be of any help - i'm sure someone else will, i just wanted to let you know the gelatine stuff would be too hard.
AnneMarie
post #15 of 16
Gumpaste. If you look at my long list of pictures you can see that Ive made everything from teddy bears to Duff Goldman out of the stuff. Use the tylose powder recipe from Nick Lodge.
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