How Do I Open The Gum Paste Mix Can?

Decorating By pkgurl Updated 8 Aug 2008 , 6:47pm by pkgurl

pkgurl Posted 7 Aug 2008 , 11:36pm
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I feel like a retard, but am I supposed to use a can opener on the Wilton gum paste mix? Don't these type of cans usually have a pull tab?

As I'm typing this, I can feel people laughing at me already... icon_confused.gif

8 replies
Texas_Rose Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 12:09am
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I've bought the gum-tex powder and it has a pull tab. I've never bought the mix though, just straight gum-tex.

The can opener sounds like a plan, though icon_biggrin.gif Gotta get it open somehow.

taxnerd Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 12:50am
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I just looked at one of my unopened cans, and YES you need to open it with a can opener.

aswartzw Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 2:25pm
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LOL. Don't feel so bad, the first time I used it, I just stared out at it too wondering where the pull tab was. Then the light bulb went off... the can opener silly! icon_redface.gif

bellejoey Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 2:34pm
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You would think in 2008, there would be a pull tab, but I had the same question! LOL!

shadowgypsie Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 2:46pm
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I am a WMI and never gave it any thought about the pull tab thing, I just cuss at it while trying to get it open with the can opener.

I will relay this info to Wilton and ask for a pull tab opening on the gumpaste can.

Lady_Phoenix Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 2:59pm
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There is a small silver pull tab on the can of Wilton gumpaste mix. It blends in with the rest of the top. You should be able to spot it once you pull the plastic cover off.

Tallmama Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 3:20pm
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My wilton GP has a pull tab too.

pkgurl Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 6:47pm
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Oh my goodness, I searched and searched and searched for that dang pull tab, but it never showed up icon_smile.gif

I used a can opener, and it left little pieces (like dust almost) of the can on top of the powder mix. But I have a Pampered Chef can opener so it doesn't cut the metal, it pulls all the metal off.

Anyway, it's nice to know I'm not the only one to stare blankly at this can for a while...

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