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Using Wilton gumpaste mix for flexible royal icing

post #1 of 23
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I have been following the questions about sugarveil and flexible royal icing. I made some royal icing today with Wilton gumpaste mix. I followed the directions given by another member.

Simply mix 2 cups of Wilton gumpaste mix with 1/3 cup hot water, beat well with an electric mixer,(it will be soft) and use to pipe out designs onto lightly greased parchment paper.

I have never used sugarveil so I can't compare the two. But this worked better than royal icing for me. I printed a photo of a soccer net,covered it with wax paper, piped the design and eight hours later I was able to remove my soccer net without breaking it. I still have to glue the pieces together in their correct order and place them on the cake. Any suggestions or comments on how others have used the Wilton gumpaste mix for flexible royal icing would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 23
Did you use the Wilton powder gumpaste mix? Or did you use the premade gumpaste? Thanks!
post #3 of 23
Hi , Ive never heard of this technique before. What do you mean by flexible ? Sorry if thats a dumb question lol!
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post #4 of 23
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I used the Wilton gumpaste mix. And this is the thread I was watching: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-676017.html
post #5 of 23
I have never, known of the Wilton gumpaste mix, but I have heard of the Baker's kitchen gumpaste mix.


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I just got this email from Baker's Kitchen:

"BIG NEWS!!
How to make Flexible Royal Icing:
We have discovered a great secondary use for our new gumpaste mix. You can make a flexible royal icing out of it. Have you ever piped royal icing out onto parchment paper to make cake decorations, only to have most of them break prior to use? Well, here's your answer: Simply mix 1 cup of our TBK gumpaste mix with 1/3 cup hot water, beat well with an electric mixer, (it will be soft) and use to pipe out designsonto lightly greased parchment paper. Print out designs or monograms from your computer, lay under the parchment, and trace. Allow to dry overnight, and the pieces will be flexible and "rubbery". The vegetable gums in the gumpaste mix are the cause of this. Also works great for piping out rope borders or strings of pearls, then pick them up and stick on your cake! It is a little too soft to make royal icing roses out of it, but piped designs are perfect! Works on the white or chocolate gumpaste mix. The chocolate comes out a little stringier, but it's worth the trouble for such fantastic results!"


I have also ordered it and tried it and it did not come out right, not saying that it does not work, I think I mixed it too long, because I walked away from the mixer, will try it again and post the results, but it is good to know that the Wilton gumpaste mix works well too.


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post #6 of 23
Mommy of 7- Is there a stage with this 2 c to 1/3 ratio where this is set up and flexible enough to bed. I am interested in being able to peel off parchment and wrap a spider web down a building. I don;t mind if it firms up once it's in place but want to be able to curve with the shape of the cake.
post #7 of 23
I so have to try this, broke 2 tiaras today...
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post #8 of 23
Hi, im curious to try this. Forgive me if this is a silly ques, but when I peel of the icing off the parchment paper how do I stick it to the fondant? or will it just stick?
post #9 of 23
I also tried the Baker's Kitchen flexible royal icing without success. Followed the measurements and mixing directions exactly and it came out a really odd texture and was nearly impossible to pipe. I LOVE The Baker's Kitchen -- they're local for me and I stop in regularly. But this is one recommendation they made that didn't work out for me.
post #10 of 23
I also tried the Baker's Kitchen flexible royal icing without success. Followed the measurements and mixing directions exactly and it came out a really odd texture and was nearly impossible to pipe. I LOVE The Baker's Kitchen -- they're local for me and I stop in regularly. But this is one recommendation they made that didn't work out for me.
post #11 of 23
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I also tried the Baker's Kitchen flexible royal icing without success. Followed the measurements and mixing directions exactly and it came out a really odd texture and was nearly impossible to pipe. I LOVE The Baker's Kitchen -- they're local for me and I stop in regularly. But this is one recommendation they made that didn't work out for me.



I have to agree, I did not have sussess with it either, I also was dissapointed. With the Wilton one, maybe I am doing something wrong.
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post #12 of 23
I have used the Sugar Veil....very cool stuff but I think it is exspensive. Would love this to work. I am wondering if the problem is in the mixing (maybe??). The sugar veil when mixed actually reminds me of a meringue. Maybe try mixing the gumpste longer??
I am going to get gumpaste mix and try this myself. I am very curious to see if this will work.
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post #13 of 23
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I did mix it very well and was able to pipe it easily. It was more flexible than regular royal icing. However I don't think it is as flexible as sugar-veil would be.
post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by Mommyofseven

I did mix it very well and was able to pipe it easily. It was more flexible than regular royal icing. However I don't think it is as flexible as sugar-veil would be.



Hi Shelia,

Thanks for your help with the cake, I made it on Tuesday for my son's high school soccer picnic, the cake came out beautifully, the same cake that you made but unfortunately, my goals did not make it to the cake it got soft and broke, and I tried it with the Wilton Gumpaste mix recipe that you posted, I don't know what happened, and I did not even get a picture, because my camera died just as I was about to take the pic, any way, again thanks for all your help.
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post #15 of 23
I know this is an older forum but I can't wait to try it with a tennis net. Thanks for posting!
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