Help!!! Making A Gum Paste Cross!!

Decorating By mariela_ms Updated 25 Jun 2008 , 7:05am by mariela_ms

mariela_ms Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 8:14pm
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Hello everyone! and thanks in advance for all your help!

I'm making a 3 tier cake this weekend for my niece's baptism and I was planning on making a cross to stand on top of the top tier.

My question is, how long does it take for the gum paste to dry completely, and those of you who have done this, how do you make it stand up.?

Do you make some kind of a base for it?

Please, all your advice is welcomed.


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butterflywings Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 8:20pm
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the quickest way to dry it would be to place it in your cold oven, overnight with just the light on. as for getting it to stand up you could either make a base for it or form it around a dowel


mariela_ms Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 8:56pm
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I never thought about using a dowel! Great idea! This will be my first time using gum paste!

thanks so much butterflywings!

butterflywings Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 9:00pm
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since it's your first time working with it, i might suggest you do a 50/50 mix of gumpaste & fondant.. that way it will stay pliable long enough for you to work with it but will still dry quickly land be lighter weight.

tracyl Posted 24 Jun 2008 , 9:12pm
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I made a cross with gumpaste which you can see in my pictures. I inserted two toothpicks for dowels while it was still wet. It dried overnight and it worked great.

mariela_ms Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 7:05am
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Thanks so much, I will try it with the toothpicks!

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