Decorating By bella7497 Updated 25 May 2008 , 3:13am by tracey1970

bella7497 Posted 23 May 2008 , 11:53pm
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How far in advance can you make gumpaste figures for a cake? I have a cake to make for a birthday in 2 weeks but the week of the party my time is very limited. I was hoping to get as much done in advance as possible without it going bad. This is my first time working with gumpaste so I am not sure what to expect.

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tracey1970 Posted 24 May 2008 , 12:33am
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I make gumpaste flowers weeks in advance. Once dried, you can store them (away from dust and light) for a very long time (months, at least)

Sugarflowers Posted 24 May 2008 , 1:07am
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Making figures a few weeks in advance will work in your favor. This will give them time to dry. Like tracey1970 said, you should store them away from light and dust. Placing a desiccate packages in with them will help prevent humidity from ruining them. I don't know if I spelled that right, but they are the little packets used in new things to absorb moisture.



bella7497 Posted 24 May 2008 , 9:09pm
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Thanks for the tips. One more question though. When dry, should I freeze them to keep fresh until I am ready to put them on the cakes?

bashini Posted 24 May 2008 , 10:45pm
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Don't freeze them. When its completely dry store in an air tight box in a dry place.

tracey1970 Posted 25 May 2008 , 3:13am
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Yes, as bashini said - no freezing. That will cause moisture to get into them. During the thawing process, they could get very gummy with the condensation on them.

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