Softening Gumpaste?

Decorating By Bellatheball Updated 14 Apr 2009 , 8:07pm by vmertsock

Bellatheball Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 6:07pm
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I just made two batches of gumpaste and they are already much harder than any other batch I've made. I know they'll soften as they rest but what else can I do to soften them up? Crisco? More glucose? I haven't even added the last cup of powdered sugar. icon_sad.gif

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kakeladi Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 7:07pm
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Egg white. There is a delicate balance between Crisco & egg white. Don't want too much Crisco.

Bellatheball Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 8:05pm
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I used Wilton's recipe (Gum Tex and Glucose w/PS). Will the egg whites still work or is there another solution? If egg whites will work best, I assume I just add them a little bit at a time?

vmertsock Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 8:07pm
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When it's already mixed, I pop it in the microwave for just a small amount of time to soften it. Works great! But if you leave it in too long it explodes...hehe 0=-)

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