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Have a nice weekend! All of u! :)))
Google gumpaste recipes and a bunch will come up. Find one that has gelatin in it, that's a real gumpaste and will work better than quick gumpaste that doesn't have it.
Ok, it's me again. I have an hour to kill before delivering my wedding cake. My gumpaste recipe came from Rosemarie Watson's DVD on sugar flower making. Fit your KitchenAid mixer with a paddle (the whisk won't work). Into the mixing bowl put four cups of powdered sugar and one tablespoon of CMC, (a substitute for Gum Tragicanth), they call CMC something else in England but I've spaced the name - Gum Something or other (it's the same thing). Next get a measuring cup and fill it to the 1/3rd cup mark with cold tap water. Sprinkle Two teaspoons full of powdered gelatin - let set for 5 minutes - it will become solid but that's ok. Place it into your microwave for 30 second bursts on high for as long as it takes to turn the solid to a liquid - usually this takes one minute for me. Stir the mix for a minute then add one heaping tablespoon full of white fat (Crisco) to the gelatin and one tablespoon of clear Karo syrup. Start the mixer on low and slowly drizzle in the contents of the measuring cup. You can add whitener or flavorings now. Let this mix for about a minute until all the powdered sugar is gone. Put a small pile of powdered sugar on your counter top and scrape the gumpaste out of the bowl using a plastic bench scraper or bowl scraper. It will probably still be sticky, Just knead in the powdered sugar until you have the consistency needed and either wrap and let rest or use right away. That's the beauty of this recipe. If you do need to wrap it for later, grease the inside of the plastic wrap with white fat (Crisco) and wrap tightly (squeezing all the air out of the plastic wrap and store on the counter, in the fridge or wherever until needed.) Hope this helps.
Now that I have bought various lace molds from e..y, a... ex, and name brands from Sugar V...., M M onlays: You get what you pay for. The molds from generic china, as opposed to branded china are of different quality. The branded feel more dense and therefore I assume more durable. The generic are very thin which is good, but I would be careful when spreading the dab, or gumpaste, or sugarveil because I feel like the mold can tear easily. Probably would not buy generic if I were a commercial baker who would use the molds, onlays, or imp mats a lot. But I'm a baker by hobby and probably won't use each mold more than 5 times anyhow. Just got my first real sugarveil from ebay on sale with a $20 saving, happy to say it was worth it. Those $28 copy cats that I had, can't compare.