Gum Paste Fiqurines

Decorating By PartyKakesbyKaren Updated 5 Apr 2009 , 8:48am by bashini

PartyKakesbyKaren Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 4:34pm
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Is there a trick to making gum paste fiqurines. Mine always crack after they dry and fall apart. icon_cry.gif

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bashini Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 5:40pm
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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.

HTH.

PartyKakesbyKaren Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 12:43am
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I am using all gum paste, no fondant. They are so brittle. Do I need to add something?
Thanks!

imanah Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 12:56am
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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?

good luck

foxymomma521 Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 1:12am
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Add fondant. It'll help a ton.

ambolil Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 1:41am
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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!!!

bashini Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 8:48am
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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.

HTH.

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