Is there a trick to making gum paste fiqurines. Mine always crack after they dry and fall apart.
Hi there, Welcome to CC. Are you making them with all fondant? If so try adding 1/2 a teaspoon of CMC/Tylose powder to 250g of fondant. Or you can mix 50/50 store bought gumpaste and fondant.
I am using all gum paste, no fondant. They are so brittle. Do I need to add something?
Im not sure where u are getting ur gumpaste from, so I can only speak for my experience. I use a powder mix that I just add water to. I add a bit more then the reccomended amount becuase the normal to me is to hard to work with. Maybe your brand can be softened with water? Just remember with gumpaste even a 1/4 tsp can make a difference so add in small amounts.
Maybe using some crisco could soften it a bit as well?
Add fondant. It'll help a ton.
I AM FAIRLY UNEXPERIENCED IN THIS DEPARTMENT. I HAVE MADE A FEW GUMPASTE FIGURES AND A FEW FONDANT FIGURES, BUT HAVE NEVER MIXED THE TWO PRODUCTS. I HAVE USED MARSHMALLOW FONDANT IN THE PAST.
SO WHEN YOU SAY ADD FONDANT, ARE YOU ADDING A PURCHASED FONDANT, MARSHMALLOW FONDANT, DOES IT MATTER?
DO THE FIGURES STILL DRY AS HARD?
CAN YOU DO THIS WHEN MAKING FLOWERS?
DOES THIS EXTEND THE DRYING TIME?
THANKS A TON!!!
PartykakesbyKaren, I think you need to use 50/50 mix. It make a real difference.
ambolil, you can mix the purchased fondant and gumpaste. But I haven't used marshmellow fondant though!
The figures will dry hard and you can make flowers with it too! When I make my figures, I always make them a week before. So it has plenty of time to dry.