My Flowers Go Soft

Decorating By ness1952 Updated 12 Apr 2009 , 3:39pm by brincess_b

ness1952 Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 9:30am
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I am having problems with my sugarpaste flowers. After awhile they start to break up. What am I doing wrong.

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Lyndseyb52 Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 9:54am
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Sugarpaste is a bit too soft to make good strong flowers, have you tried gum paste? You can roll it alot thinner and your flowers will be alot smoother and last longer.

Lyndsey xx

ness1952 Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 10:10am
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I use the recipe off the net it is ready to roll icing with Tylo powder. I use to use a xanthan gum powder but was not sure that this was a problem.

sarand Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 10:27am
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I use Tylo powder as well, in the uk we have flower paste, not sure what this is in the uk but it goes really hard and obviously perfect for flowers.

Good luck

Lyndseyb52 Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 10:44am
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I think gum paste is the same as our flower paste in the uk.

The one I use is Squires Kitchen Sugar Flower Paste and it comes in a few different colours.

Lyndsey xx

solascakes Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 11:05am
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All the flowers on my cakes are just fondant(and they've been fine),but i need to prop them up to dry though,i have never used gumpaste or anything,but i heard you can add cornflour to make fondant harder.But i guess gumpaste and stuff would be better.

brincess_b Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 3:39pm
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can you clarify the problem - are they breaking easily, or are they going soft?
if they go soft after you sit them on butter cream it might be they are not dry inside, so absorb moisture much more.
maybe you need to adjust how much tylose you are using?

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