Gumpaste Pieces - How Far In Advance?

Decorating By clovely Updated 28 Apr 2009 , 5:33am by Chef_Stef

clovely Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 1:27am
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How far in advance can I make gumpaste accent pieces? It's for something I want to do for a teacher at school but I'm not sure when they're going to do the party. If they end up pushing the party to the end of the year (about a month from now), will they keep that long?

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luv2cook721 Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 2:02am
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good question, I have a wedding cake in the end of June. If I am going to do gumpaste, I will need that long to get them all done, will they last?

CarrieBear Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 2:13am
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I have gumpaste and fondant pieces that I made 6 months ago and they are fine, since you dont eat gum paste and its only for making accent /decorative pieces they should be just fine. they dry very hard. Just keep them in a dry covered place, since the colors can fade in the light I would just keep them in a dark/covered place so they dont fade.

erikamj Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 3:59am
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I always make my gumpaste accents and figures quite a bit early. You will have no problem making them now and having to hold onto them until June.

__Jamie__ Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 4:02am
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I'm still making some rather thick ones for a cake for this Wednesday night.....waaaaaahhh! I hope they set! I've been soooo lazy!

Chef_Stef Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 5:33am
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I'd do them now for sure. I have bad luck GP pieces, especially anything that has to stand UP, like curlicues etc. They just don't set up in time and tend to sag and 'wilt'...bleh. Sooner's better.

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