Gum Paste

Decorating By shandidandi Updated 5 May 2008 , 4:25am by JoAnnB

shandidandi Posted 4 May 2008 , 1:43pm
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I am making my first set of usable roses for my wedding cake. I have made some before, but some of the petals are breaking off. what am i doing wrong?

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JoAnnB Posted 5 May 2008 , 4:25am
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Welcome to Cake Central. You posted in contests forum so some who might have help might not see your question.

Breakage depends on many factors.

Are the petals breaking? they may be a bit too thin.
Are they breaking at the base? too much moisture to 'glue' them
Gumpaste too dry? maybe a tiny bit of shortening kneaded into the paste

It can help to allow one round of petals to dry completely before adding the next layer.

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