Gumpaste Sticking, Please Help

Decorating By NolansMom Updated 25 Oct 2007 , 7:37pm by ShirleyW

NolansMom Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 7:14pm
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Hi Everyone,

I need some quick help here. I am in the process of making another batch of gumpaste cherry blossoms for a wedding next weekend. The last batch I made I had no problem with, but this batch...... They are all sticking to the little foam pad that you make them on. What a nightmare.
Any tips?? I did wash the pads and let them dry about a week ago, I don't know if that has anything to do with it.
What do you guys use to make your flowers on?? Is there something better I can use rather than the pad that comes in the gumpaste kit??


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JoAnnB Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 7:27pm
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Put some cornstarch on the surface of the pad, that should help the sticking.

NolansMom Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 7:28pm
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Thank you I will try that.

Is there anything better than the pad to use?

JoAnnB Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 7:31pm
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There is a work board for gumpaste, called a cel board. It is yellow/orange, firm on one side and softer on the other. This kind of pad probably should not be washed.

NolansMom Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 7:33pm
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is that like the one that comes in the wilton gumpaste kit??

So I should have never washed the thin, white piece of foam??

JoAnnB Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 7:35pm
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The cel pad does not come with the kit. It is probably ok that you wased it, but you will probably need cornstarch to keep things from sticking.

NolansMom Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 7:37pm
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What the heck is the yellow board for in the gumpaste kit???LOL

ShirleyW Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 7:37pm
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I roll and cut my flowers on a non stick nylon cel board that has been lightly greased with shortening and then wiped with a paper towel. The cel pad is the foam mat, I use that for thinning and ruffling petals with the ball tool, I seldom have to use cornstarch on it but occasionally. I do wash my foam cel pads with hot soap and water under a running faucet, I press as much water out as possible and then set it on a cake rack to dry.

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