My Gumpaste Is Falling Apart And Cracking!!

Decorating By Amanda114 Updated 26 Jan 2014 , 8:54pm by TatianaS

Amanda114 Posted 17 Apr 2007 , 10:09pm
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I made a letter for the top of a cake due tomorrow and let it dry overnight. It's now cracking and part of the letter "M" hump fell off.... what is going on???

amanda114

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Amanda114 Posted 17 Apr 2007 , 10:36pm
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anyone?

mizshelli Posted 17 Apr 2007 , 10:38pm
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I don't do gumpaste..

Wiltonlady Posted 18 Apr 2007 , 12:18am
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The more I think about it, the more I'm thinking you rolled it too thin? Do you think that's it?

cake-angel Posted 18 Apr 2007 , 3:14am
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What type of gumpaste did you use??

Amanda114 Posted 18 Apr 2007 , 3:57am
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I just mixed it myself with the Wilton gumpaste powder....

thecakemaven Posted 18 Apr 2007 , 4:10am
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If it's cracking, then it's probably too dry to begin with. If parts are falling off then you are handling it too rough before it is done drying. Proper gumpaste should not be so easily breakable, even if rolled paper thin. So I doubt that it is from rolling to thin. I do not recommend using gumpaste mixes if you're not very familiar with working with it. It's very easy to make it incorrectly if you don't know what it is supposed to feel like.

TatianaS Posted 6 Dec 2013 , 6:01pm
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AWhat about a homemade gum paste made from powder sugar, corn syrup and gelatin? I made it just for a couple times and it worked well, but today I have a problem with a new batch I made. It is cracking horrible and figures coming out of mold looking absolutely awful (cracked, with holes like a sponge in places and wrinkled). Anyone knows what did I do wrong? Help pls!:cry:

Norasmom Posted 7 Dec 2013 , 1:36am
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Originally Posted by TatianaS 

What about a homemade gum paste made from powder sugar, corn syrup and gelatin? I made it just for a couple times and it worked well, but today I have a problem with a new batch I made. It is cracking horrible and figures coming out of mold looking absolutely awful (cracked, with holes like a sponge in places and wrinkled). Anyone knows what did I do wrong? Help pls!icon_cry.gif

I think you need to add some glycerine to the mixture.  

 

Or make a batch using Tylose.

TatianaS Posted 15 Dec 2013 , 7:47pm
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AThanks Norasmom ! I'll try it. Is glycerin or tylose gonna effect the taste of my gumpaste?

Norasmom Posted 15 Dec 2013 , 9:14pm
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They shouldn't affect the taste of your gum paste at all.  Good luck!  Gumpaste can be tempermental.

Bt3138 Posted 16 Dec 2013 , 4:02am
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Aadd a little shortening to your gumpaste

TatianaS Posted 26 Jan 2014 , 8:54pm
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AThank you so much Norasmom, for your advice! Glycerin worked like a magic.:) I am soooo so happy to have that little trick in my sleeve now:grin:

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