Gumpaste Cracking

Decorating By ChiweenieChic Updated 28 May 2009 , 2:10am by ninatat

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ChiweenieChic Posted 26 May 2009 , 2:42pm
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Does anyone know why my gumpaste figures are cracking as they are drying? It is also wrinkling. How can I fix this?

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cakeinthebox4U Posted 26 May 2009 , 11:06pm
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I've had this happen to my gumpaste too! Very frustrating! From what I've read from other CC'ers kneading in some shortening is suppose to help.

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CanadianCakin Posted 27 May 2009 , 7:36am
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I was having that problem as I was making bamboo tonight. I just had some Crisco by me and would dip into when a peice started to crack and would rub it on the outside or knead it right in and it worked great

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FionaB Posted 27 May 2009 , 9:16pm
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Knead the paste really well but if it's really warm then add the crisco or Trex works great!

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Rylan Posted 28 May 2009 , 1:03am
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I never had a problem with cracking. Maybe because I knead it well and always add Crisco. I also always use a mixture of gumpaste and fondant whenever I make figures or flowers.

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ninatat Posted 28 May 2009 , 2:10am
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crisco, crisco, crisco what they said lol

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