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gum arabic + fondant = gumpaste question

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can I add gum arabic to my fondant to make gum paste?
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No, that will give you modelling paste which is fine for figures but not for making flowers.

The one from Nicholas Lodge will give good results.

http://www.firstimpressionsmolds.com/sugarpastefondantgumpasteandpastillage.aspx

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that's what I am afraid of.. thank you!
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To make a gum paste-like product, you need to add gum tex, tylose, or cmc to you fondant--NOT gum arabic.

If you're using Wilton fondant, you add about 1/2 tsp per lb. If using a softer fondant like Satin Ice or FondX, add 1 tsp./lb.

If using Duff's fondant/Fondarific or ChocoPan, you cannot make it into "gum paste" by adding any gums, as it's chocolate based & won't dry hard.

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