Gumpaste Problems

Decorating By XjoreXcoreX Updated 11 Aug 2008 , 6:29pm by SugarLover2

XjoreXcoreX Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 4:53pm
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I purchased both premade gumpaste and gumpaste mix (both Wilton brand) as well as ball and veining tools and a foam flower pad (a Wilton set as well) but I can't get the edges thin enough! They don't ruffle at ALL! I tried working the gumpaste a litle more so it would roll thinner but nothing seemed to work. So frustrating. With enough thin petals, it looked okay, but not very ruffle-y.

Any tips on making the perfect gumpaste flowers?

I did make some figurines as well and the gumpaste dried very dry and cracked. I worked as fast as I could so it would dry while I was working with it..But the end it was still cracked. Any ideas or suggestions?

2 replies
cakedout Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 5:41pm
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When you are doing a ruffle, your ball tool needs to be half on the gp and half on the foam pad. The right touch probably just needs some practice!

As for dry gumpaste- try working in a bit of solid shortening.

Good luck.

SugarLover2 Posted 11 Aug 2008 , 6:29pm
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I also add some fondant to the gp to make it workable for longer.

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