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Best Homemade Gumpaste recipe?

post #1 of 24
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Hi all,
I am keen to try making my own gumpaste and would like to know if anyone has a "tried and tested and I love it" recipe using TYLOSE?
I do not want to just add Tylose to fondant.
Many thanks in advance
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Terry
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post #2 of 24
Hi! I've always just bought Wilton's Gum-Tex and followed the direction from the can. I like it just fine. To be honest I don't even know what store bough gumpaste taste like cause I've always made my own. Not crazy about the smell or taste though. It smells like vinegar to me. If there was another recipe I would love to it too.
post #3 of 24
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Thanks for your reply Malou, Unfortunatley I live in New Zealand and cannot get the Wilton GumTex but I have bought some Tylose icon_smile.gif
I have done almost no cake decorating so its all new to me but I really want to try making gumpaste flowers icon_biggrin.gif
I have the "international School of Sugarcraf" book and it says that correctly rolled gumpaste should be so thin that it is almost transparent. I certainly cannot get fondant that thin! There is a recipe for gumpaste in the book, but it contains gum tragacanth and I have not been able to source any locally.
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post #4 of 24
I don't know if this is *the best* recipe, but I just use my regular sugarpaste recipe and add some tylose to it - not after it's finished, but while mixing in the icing sugar. If memory serves I use about the same ratio as I would if I added the tylose into the finished product - about 1 tsp pr pound of sugarpaste. Then leave to rest. Works very nicely for me.
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post #5 of 24
I like Linda McClure's gumpaste, and there is a YouTube 3-part demo with recipe, first part here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlGMuBaQGSA

I also like Nicholas Lodge's recipe, which is basically royal icing taken to soft peak with tylose kneaded in. You can Google the recipe and instructions. I prefer Nic's for delicate flowers and Linda's for everything else - hers is a bit firmer.

If you guys don't have corn syrup, you can sub glucose in Linda's recipe.
post #6 of 24
I used to buy Wilton's gumpaste & mix it with my homemade fondant but it smells & tastes horrible. Now I just add tylose to my homemade fondant & it tastes delicious. I usually add about 1-2 tsp per fist sized fondant depending on how quickly you would like the finished product to dry.
post #7 of 24
I use Nicholas Lodge recipe. Video on Youtube by Edna de la Cruz. Quality is affected by icing sugar brand. I mix with fondant depending on stiffness and what I will be working on.
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post #8 of 24
What all my gumpaste research has found:

When it comes to tylose, and the various gums, I've read somewhere that they are almost interchangeable but I don't remember the ratios that give the same results. I haven't branched down the path of homemade gumpaste yet but most of the recipes I've found are pretty much the same 2 different recipes cept they vary on their gum/tylose ingredient or they don't require either of those 2 at all. I've even seen where you can make gumpaste using denture powder. It's main ing is the same as one of the many gums they have out there and cause the denture powder is lacking the Wilton logo, it's alot cheaper. It is also food safe as people put it in their mouth for hours at a time. If you make your fondant using the corn syrup no marshmallow method and add the proper gum amt, you are essentially making gumpaste. If it helps out, while searching for a gumpaste recipe to try, I ran across quite a few sites where people made gumpaste without one of the gums or tylose.

I think gumpaste is one of those trial and error things as most things are in cake decorating. Everyone has. Method that works for them and other methods that don't. Sit down one day and make a small batch of each recipe you find alot of people use and see what works best for you. That's my plan for my month I'm taking off from cakes lol. We are calling it cake education month lol.

Good luck
post #9 of 24
Actually, Wilton' GumTex is NOT a 'real' gumpasteicon_sad.gif
One is *FAR better off* using Nic Lodge's recipe. It is really simple - just make a good royal icing and add Tylose to it.
I know he goes into much detail on how to make up the royal icing that kept me from making it for the longest time but when I was teaching Wilton I always had royal icing that I had to demonstrate for students and I hated throwing it out. One day I decided to add the Tylose to see what happened and WOW! it was the *BEST* gp evericon_smile.gif
I challenge those using the Wilton stuff to try one batch of Lodge's and compare the difference. They will never go back to that Wilton stuff.
Once you use Nic's you will see how easy it is to roll it sooooooo very thin!
BTW: perfect gp should feel soft & supple like well chewed gumicon_smile.gif If it is dry or spongy it is not right.
post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by kakeladi

Actually, Wilton' GumTex is NOT a 'real' gumpasteicon_sad.gif
One is *FAR better off* using Nic Lodge's recipe. It is really simple - just make a good royal icing and add Tylose to it.
I know he goes into much detail on how to make up the royal icing that kept me from making it for the longest time but when I was teaching Wilton I always had royal icing that I had to demonstrate for students and I hated throwing it out. One day I decided to add the Tylose to see what happened and WOW! it was the *BEST* gp evericon_smile.gif
I challenge those using the Wilton stuff to try one batch of Lodge's and compare the difference. They will never go back to that Wilton stuff.
Once you use Nic's you will see how easy it is to roll it sooooooo very thin!
BTW: perfect gp should feel soft & supple like well chewed gumicon_smile.gif If it is dry or spongy it is not right.



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post #11 of 24
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Thank you all so much for the very helpful replies.
I think I will try the Nicholas Lodge recipe.....my only problem is that I have NO idea what "10x powdered sugar" is! The only "icing sugar" available to me is store bought icing sugar that has a little cornflour in it. Can I use this? icon_sad.gif
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post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by ChiWOWa

Thank you all so much for the very helpful replies.
I think I will try the Nicholas Lodge recipe.....my only problem is that I have NO idea what "10x powdered sugar" is! The only "icing sugar" available to me is store bought icing sugar that has a little cornflour in it. Can I use this? icon_sad.gif



That is what I use.
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post #13 of 24
I was using Satin Ice gumpaste until I took a Petalsweet class - so now here's another vote for Nicholas Lodge's recipe. HUGE difference.
post #14 of 24
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Well the first batch of NL Gumpaste is sitting "maturing" for 24 hours......it feels like forever! icon_cry.gif

I do not have a Kitchen Aid or anything, so it was made by hand and boy, do I feel like I have had a workout lol. Should be great for toning the arms icon_biggrin.gif

Next on the "to do list" is Royal Icing....and trying to figure out what to do with all those egg yolks.... icon_rolleyes.gif

I will let you all know how the gumpaste turns out.
Thanks again for all the help
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Terry
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post #15 of 24
what one does w/"all those yolks" is make 12 yolk cookies. I no longer have the recipe (ALL my recipes were lost in the mailicon_sad.gif ).......but it is on the interneticon_smile.gif
OR feed them to the dog.....gives their coat shine.
OR feed them to the garbarageicon_smile.gif
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