Okay, while I wait for my tylose to be delivered, I am trying to make 3D people for a cake, so I bought wilton gumpaste. After adding color, it is very sticky. I've read through a few forums. I think I'm reading to use crisco on my hands? Doesn't this end up just making it more sticky when I'm shaping the figures? Should I add PS? Also, the few pieces I've made so far, seem to be cracking a bit. is there anything to do to try and keep it from cracking? Thanks for any tips you might have!
Surprisingly, you do need to add shortening !! Adding icing sugar will just dry it out.... keep kneading it & adding shortening until it's stretchy & pliable.....rubbing shortening on your hands before colouring makes it easier to wash the colour off too !
Hope this helps
Ditto jules06...shortening does the trick!
Just keep greasing your hands with the crisco (anytime I work with gumpaste the crisco tub is right beside me) and knead it. It becomes more pliable.