i'm trying to make gumpaste ballet slippers. I made my gumpaste this morning according to the instructions on the gumtex container (sugar, water, gluose, gumtex). I let it set over 8 hours. i went back to try and work the remaining sugar back in & it was too flaky. i tried adding a little shortening... no luck. Can anyone help me?
I'm trying adding gumtex to rolled buttercream now so I can try a different avenue but really would like to be able to use the gumpaste. Thanks in advance for your help.
Try mixing it into some fondant. Knead it very very well, though. More fondant than gp. It should salvage it.
I have had this happen to me on some recipes that I used egg in, as opposed to merenge powder. Now I never use the real egg unless I am desperate.
..... trying adding gumtex to rolled buttercream....
Nope, that's not going to work
Have you tried adding more water? If it's flakey that means to me it is too dry. Take a golf ball sized piece & dip it in water; work it in well. It might get all sticky and yucky; if you can't stand that on your hands, rinse them off, dry them & continue working that lump.
For future info: *Don't* use Wilton's gumtex
Go to Nicholas Lodge's site and use his recipe. Basically, it's royal icing w/Tylose added. Much, much better than what you are using.
OK, the gumtex in rolled buttercream - not working. Worked water in with a little crisco - working like a charm. thank you!!!