I am constantly referring people on the Wilton.com forum to videos on your site. (The ones referred most often are "Cake Construction" and "How to cover a cake with fondant using The Mat". ) New bakers have SO many questions and your videos hit the cake nail right on the head!
I began cake decorating at the age of 56 with the first of the Wilton classes at my local Michaels store. Like many others, it has turned into a passion. I have spent hundreds of hours online learning and videos like those from Sweetwise, Inc. are a blessing.
(p.s. I bought The Mat, but haven't used it yet--I'm looking forward to my next fondant cake!)
Ready-to-use Gum Paste Directions: Knead in hands to get desired consistency for making ruffles, frills or moulding shapes and figures. For best results use a stick-free roller. Roll paper-thin prior to using desired cutters. This is a softer gum paste, great for modeling figures. Use Tylose if faster dry time or firmer result is required. Shelf Life: 12 months. Net Weight: 1 pound.
Add to fondant to create an easy to work with gumpaste. Can be used in place of gum tragacanth and CMC. Added to fondant, it adds elasticity and decreases drying time. Use approximately 1 tsp to 6oz fondant. More or less can be used depending on your needs for slower modeling or quicker, firmer drying. Net Weight:1.94 oz
The easy way to make gumpaste. Just add water. Directions: 1 cup gum paste mix and 1 tablespoon hot water. Blend 1/2 of the mix and the water in a small lightly greased bowl. Stir in balance of the mix. Mix and form into a ball. Grease lightly and wrap in plastic. Let stand 24 hours. Change the amount of water or mix to get the desired consistency. Shelf Life: 1 year if kept in cool, low humidity environment. Note: This product is prepared and packaged using machines that may come into contact with wheat/gluten, eggs, dairy or dairy products, peanuts, soy, tree nuts.
Net Weight: 16 oz. (453.6g)
Gum paste is a ready to use sculpting paste sugar used to make decorative pieces such as flowers, leaves, ruffles, character figures and other edible decorations. Modeled pieces will set hard and keep their shape
Add to fondant to create an easy to work with gumpaste. Can be used in place of gum tragacanth and CMC. Added to fondant, it adds elasticity and decreases drying time. Use approximately 1 tsp to 6oz fondant. More or less can be used depending on your needs for slower modeling or quicker, firmer drying. Net Weight: 2 oz