Wilton Gum Paste Help!

Decorating By 4starcakes Updated 21 Mar 2008 , 4:29pm by 4starcakes

4starcakes Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 2:38am
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Every time I try to make figures with it I always end up with seams that don't close when making a ball. I am not leaving it out long and I am adding Crisco to make it smooth like the directions say. Is it better to make gum paste? Is it me?

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cakequeen50 Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 3:44am
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You should try a 50/50 mix of fondant and gumpaste. The crisco will help but the fondant gives it some elasticity and doesn't dry out too quickly. Even a 70-30% is better than straight gumpaste.

JoAnnB Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 4:31am
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For each little piece of gumpaste I pull off the block, I knead in a dab of shortening. If you are still getting seams, the gumpaste is still a bit too dry.

I use it often, and Wilton tends to be much more dry than others ,even home-made.

sugarshack Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 6:19am
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add a dab of egg white

KrisD13 Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 7:03am
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4starcakes Posted 21 Mar 2008 , 4:29pm
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Thank you ladies I am going to go and try all of your suggestions.