Gum Paste And Nasty Weather ???

Decorating By ranbel Updated 6 Apr 2008 , 3:51pm by Sugarflowers

ranbel Posted 6 Apr 2008 , 3:24pm
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Hi all

Is it true that gum paste doesn't do well in certain weather conditions??

Where I get some of my cake supplies, the store owner said not to attempt to mix up and prepare anything with gum paste in stormy wet weather.

I live in FL and it is about to storm and alittle muggy, not to much. It's probably in the mid 70's..cloudy and about to rain...

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Sugarflowers Posted 6 Apr 2008 , 3:51pm
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Humidity an wreak havoc on gumpaste, but when you find the right gumpaste for you, then it will probably be fine. It goes from dry to HUMID in this area from day to day. If your work area is too humid, get a small dehumidifier. They work pretty well.

After the flowers, leaves, etc., are made, steaming them very briefly sets the color and seems to seal the gumpaste.

I have several bouquets and class projects that are still intact even with humidity. The gumpaste that I use is about 1 cup of fondant and about 2 tsp. tylose kneaded into it in small amounts. I use very stiff gumpaste because I have warm hands and I can roll the paste extremely thin. Add the tylose until you get a consistency that works for you.

HTH

Michele

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