I am trying to make some figures but I am having one heck of a time trying to get my round parts smooth. I have watched a video but that trick didn't help! For those that use gumpaste for figures do you tend to mix it with fondant? How do you get smooth round parts?
Well, If you are taking a while to mold your figures, i would switch to a 50/50 mix of gumpaste and fondant, it will buy you more time before drying out.
Make sure to work your gumpaste until it starts getting stretchy, when you pull the paste with your hands you don't want it to snap you what stretch. Then make as smooth a ball as possible then place in the palms of your hands and roll palm to palm to get a nice smooth ball.
If your hands are really dry coat with a slight amount of crisco to keep from drawing too much moisture out of the paste.
Thanks for the help. I was thinking about mixing it. I haven't done any real figures, the closet I have gotten is the surfer cake I did. That was over a year ago and can't remember using straight gumpaste.