Does Anyone Else Have Trouble Working With Gumpaste?

Decorating By meghan89 Updated 27 Jun 2005 , 6:18pm by Justcakes

meghan89 Posted 26 Jun 2005 , 11:49pm
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Hello! I am just beginning to work with gumpaste and find it to be very frustrating!! It is so delicate it is hard to make the desired shapes, especially roses! Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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KayDay Posted 27 Jun 2005 , 3:06pm
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Wish I could be more help...but I am not great with gumpaste either. I have a book I use when I am going to try to do them and I just keep on till I get em good enough to use. Which isn't easy for me.

TamiAZ Posted 27 Jun 2005 , 3:13pm
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What recipe are you using??? I had a really hard time whe I first tried gumpaste..It's tough when your not quite sure how it should feel. I started with Wilton's gumpaste mix...What a disaster!! thumbsdown.gif I use Nicholas Lodge's recipe... It's super easy to make and great to work with.

How does your gumpaste feel? Does it stretch at all? Are you using shortening when you work with it???

KayDay Posted 27 Jun 2005 , 3:15pm
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Hmmm...I have been using Wilton's gumpaste....Maybe I need to try the recipe you are talking about as well.

TamiAZ Posted 27 Jun 2005 , 3:21pm
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You can get his recipe here... I love it!! It's easy to make and work with.. I would recommend giving it a try. He sells a video on how to make gumpaste that may help you. All his videos/dvd's are awesome... He's a great instructor!! thumbs_up.gif [/url]

meghan89 Posted 27 Jun 2005 , 5:02pm
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I have been using Wiltons stuff, without any shortening, so last night I put a tiny bit of crisco on my hands, and it really worked! I still have some trouble forming the roses, maybe Ill get that video. Today , I go back to the rose trenches, Ill try to post some pics of the ones I have done! Thanks again!

peacockplace Posted 27 Jun 2005 , 5:55pm
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I've had problem with the wilton stuff too. I think I'll try nick lodge's recipe next time... I've heard great things about it!

Justcakes Posted 27 Jun 2005 , 6:18pm
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Another Nick Lodge fan here! thumbs_up.gif Try his gumpaste recipe and I really recommend his videos--they are fabulous!

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