Cakes, Bakes, and Me

Fondant, gum paste or flower paste?

Hello!

It’s been a week since I posted ‘fondant behaving badly’, and I’ve since been experimenting. I tried adding Tylose, and it was better, but I still wasn’t happy 😖 so I bought some flower paste. By the way, can anyone tell me what is the difference between gum paste and flower paste? I understood that by adding Tylose to fondant I was creating gum paste, but the result wasn’t great. Could it be the quality of the fondant? I just use store brand, which I don’t have a problem with for covering a cake, but I know there are lots of different brands out there? Is there really so much difference? Let me know if you’ve tried a few and found one that’s better than the rest 😍

Anyway, back to flower paste! I coloured it pink and made a ‘test’ peony. It was so much easier! It didn’t crack or tear when I was thinning the edges, and kept it’s shape beautifully. Looking at my pics, I think I can be a bit braver with the thinning, some of the petals look a bit ‘chunky’ lol 😋 and I overdid the glue in the centre. The full flower has a styrofoam centre. I’ve made a centre out of the paste to see which I like best, and will post again when I’ve attached the (thinner!) petals!

In other news, I found this really useful infopic on Pinterest. It shows piping tips and what shapes you can achieve with them. In recipes, it often says use Wilton tip, then the numbers/letters. Which isn’t much use if your tips are a different brand! This will come in very handy for me. Feel free to use it yourself 😊

 

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Lastly, today’s the last chance to access the Craftsy sale of decorating accessories, you have till midnight, so head on over and take a peek, you never know, there may be something for you 😊

https://www.craftsy.com/a/shop/all-clearance?

Disclaimer: I’m not sponsored by Craftsy!

That’s it for now, stay safe and healthy

Debbie ❤

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