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!)
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)
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.