I recently made the Nicholas Lodge gumpaste recipe for the first time. I made it exactly as the recipe stated, wrapped it and let it sit in the fridge for 24 hours. When I tried to use it, it was still a bit sticky. I kneaded in a bit more powder sugar and coated my hands with crisco... but now it seems like it's too dry. What am I doing wrong??? I made hula girls last night and they look like they are 90 years old... all cracked and wrinkly. Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong or how to fix it, please help!!! Thanks!!
I find that using the whole bag of PS is way too much for that recipe. Makes the GP way too hard.
I dont meaure but I prob use only 2/3 the bag.
He tells you to take out a cup of sugar and just work in what you need so that it will not be to stiff. If you continue to have problems email him and he will help you out
I never have to add in that cup of PS that he says to reserve. Nick's gumpaste dries superfast so if you need extra work time (like for figurines), mix it half-and-half with fondant. I prefer Wilton fondant mixed with Nick's GP in equal amounts.
I made a creepy grim reaper skull just this morning with that combo and didn't get any elephant skin.
his GP is great for flowers, but for modelling it dreis way too fast. Like Cakepro says mix it 50-50 with fondant. Also if it os very dry take a piece and dip half of it in water and work the wet part in with the ser of the icing. This gives it a lovely texture for flowers.