Gumpaste - Storage And How Long?

Decorating By twingirls05 Updated 3 May 2009 , 4:57am by Sugarflowers

twingirls05 Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 6:24pm
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I want to make up a batch of gum paste and was wondering what the best way to store it was and how long you can store it? Also, I am going to make some kind of princess cake for my twins' bday this summer and was thinking about thing to put on it. If I make them ahead of time and let them dry hard...how long will things keep like that (I'm guessing they won't be eaten anyway, so I figured quite awhile?)

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Sugarflowers Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 8:21pm
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After you make your gumpaste, rub some shortening over the ball, wrap in plastic wrap and then place in an airtight container or zipper bag. It will last for a couple of weeks before getting too dry. Any excess can be frozen.

Finished gumpaste pieces can be stored for a very long time if they are kept out of direct sunlight and away from humidity. So making your pieces for your twins' cake now will not be a problem.

Don't forget to post your pics!

Michele

twingirls05 Posted 1 May 2009 , 12:37am
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Thanks for the tips...if they are in direct sunlight, will they fade?

Sugarflowers Posted 3 May 2009 , 4:57am
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Yes. Sunlight is like bleach.

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