Any Way To Make Gumpaste Flowers Not So Breakable?

Decorating By The_Sugar_Fairy Updated 25 Jan 2009 , 10:56pm by Eisskween

The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 10:44pm
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Why are gumpaste flowers so breakable? Is there any way to make them so they are not so fragile. I'm so upset because I just broke two flowers that I made in class. Thanks!

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Sugarflowers Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 10:55pm
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Some gumpastes make mrs brittle flowers than others. For me, the Wilton & CK gumpaste were extremely brittle.

Learning how to handle finished flowers is about the only I know to prevent breakage. I broke many, many flowers before I learned how to handle them better. I still break some though.

I know this is not what you wanted. Sorry

Michele

Eisskween Posted 25 Jan 2009 , 10:56pm
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They are a bit stronger if you add a bit of fondant to the mix, although they will take longer to dry.

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