I need help, I'm making the baby shoe but no matter what I do The gumpaste stays hard & dries too quickly. I've nuked it, I've used veggie shortening and nothing. I've been kneading for more than an hour and nothing it's just crumbles and keeps breaking into tiny pieces & dry.
Once gumpaste dries out, you're done for - you can't bring it back. You need to start over with a fresh batch. To give yourself more working time, try mixing the gumpaste with fondant. It will still dry very hard within a day or so, but the fondant gives you more working time.
Thank you so much Eme