So about a month ago I decided to be ambitious and made a bunch of simple gumpaste flowers and other shapes. Once they were all dry I put them in an airtight container to use for another time. Well, yesterday my sister called me and asked if I happened to have any spare decorations for a cake she was making for her neighbor. I told her I did but when I took them out....they were really stinky!!! I had to throw them all away because I would never put them on a cake the way they smelled! What the heck happened?? Has this ever happened to anyone?
I never store the flowers in an airtight container. Just something to protect it from dust and light. I am not sure what caused the odor, but it was probably being closed in the container.
Hmmm....weird! Thanks for your response, I'll won't put them in a container next time and see if that helps.
I just made some gum paste for the first time and it stinks right off the bat! I thought it was just me thinking that...hummm....I'm sure it's the gum tex because it stinks in the can. But what can be done?
I also found that mine is super duper soft and won't even hold the shape. I guess I did something wrong. I've let it set in a bag for a couple weeks now so maybe I'll try again.
Oh hey Kim!
I use the pre-made Wilton stuff and haven't noticed that it stinks in the bag...I tried the mix but like you said, it was very soft and never really dried completely. I ended up chucking it!
A certain cake supply store here now carries Satin Ice gumpaste...I think I'll give it a try and see if maybe it's just the Wilton brand that stinks!
I've used Wilton brand gumpaste a few times and I find I ALWAYS have to add extra sugar to it inorder for it to not be mooshy and it's always kind of grainy feeling... maybe we're just mixing it wrong?
I have used the wilton premade and the canned mix. You need to add another 1 to 2 teaspoons of gumtex tothe canned mix and then it works much better. The premade is usually grainy but if you knead a little shortening into it it will soften up and become smoother.