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post #16 of 25
Making it is a lot cheaper...I make my own and I like the formula that I use because it seems to have a longer working time and the surface doesn't dry out and crack quickly like commercial gumpaste. There's another formula that I've made before that a lot of people love, but I don't like as much because it's so brittle. You just need to experiment until you get a formula that you like.
post #17 of 25
I've got some friends who have cake businesses, and they told me about the Nicholas Lodge recipe for gumpaste.
You can make it fresh, therefore you can control how much you make based on your needs. It only requires a few ingredients, tylose, powdered sugar, egg whites, and some shortening!!
I love the recipe and would never use anything else....I have it posted on my flickr account and it's one of the most 'saved' of all of my photos.
post #18 of 25
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I've got some friends who have cake businesses, and they told me about the Nicholas Lodge recipe for gumpaste.
You can make it fresh, therefore you can control how much you make based on your needs. It only requires a few ingredients, tylose, powdered sugar, egg whites, and some shortening!!
I love the recipe and would never use anything else....I have it posted on my flickr account and it's one of the most 'saved' of all of my photos.




Thankyou, i'll have to try that out. I used the wilton recipe before and didn't care for it, so maybe i'll have better luck with a different one.
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post #19 of 25
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I started making the recipe SO often, that I simplified it for my own ease....
I came up with a '1,2,3' recipe, and I've always had great results... even though it may not be 100% exactly as instructed by the Nicholas Lodge directions.
It's easy:
1 egg white, slightly beaten
2 cups powdered sugar
3 tsp. tylose powder
add egg white to mixer, beat for @ 10 seconds, then add the powdered sugar till the mixture resembles royal icing, then add the tylose powder... after you add it, it will become very stiff VERY quickly.... remove from the mixer, cover your hands in a couple tablespoons of shortening, and knead the mixture, with a little more powdered sugar, until it's smooth and not sticky... wrap with plastic wrap and place in an air tight container. stores well in the frig for up to six months or so!!
post #20 of 25
That Nic Lodge recipe is the one that I don't like for shipping. I do like the way that it handles becasue it's nice and smooth, but it's a lot more brittle when it dries than the other recipe I use. The one that I use to make things for shipping is wetter, if that makes sense, it's not really wet, but it feels more like a clay, I don't know how to explain it. When I use the Nic Lodge recipe it breaks when I drop somethng on the counter, with the other recipe it's more forgiving.
post #21 of 25
Costumeczar, gumpaste that doesn't dry 'as hard or brittle' sounds interesting, and very useful!! any info as to finding the recipe??
post #22 of 25
It's basically a quick gumpaste using homemade fondant and tylose. Basic 2lbs confectioners sugar, 1 pkg gelatin, 1/2 oz glycerine and 1/2 cup corn syrup plus 2 tsp tylose per pound of fondant. I don't know how much tylose it is per batch, so you'll need to weigh the fondant. When I make the fondant I do it in batches using 8 lbs of sugar at a time, so I don't know exactly how much it is for a single batch.
post #23 of 25
Any body have a supply list for shipping please inbox me I'm also looking for info thank u !
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post #24 of 25
I love the magic gum, gum paste. You can search for it from the site that must not be named. I get the magic gum, and recipe from them. It is super easy to make, makes a lot, is very economical, after you but the magic gum. It is about $12, but lasts ages, and must make about 50lbs, since you just use a couple teaspoons per batch. I roll mine Into a bunch of golf ball or smaller sized balls, and put them in as which bags and freeze them. Then I just get out the little bit I need. The gum paste is thick and workable, and smooth and dries nice and hard, quickly, but is workable for quite some time. I generally mix it with MFF, and it helps to keep the fondant from stretching. I really love working with it.
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I guess since I can't seem to find a way to "follow" this thread, I'll post here so as to be notified of a reply. I've searched carefully three times and apparently have over looked it each time. Boy, I'll be glad if I ever learn to navigate this new format.
 

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