I bought Wilton colored fondant and gumpaste. I mixed them aprox 50/50 and used it to make a Dora figure, As I was working with it, it just dried out so quick, I would mix criso in to moisten it back up but it didnt really work so well. My shirt and shorts for Dora have cracks in it.
Also when attaching them I used a little water but it didnt seem to hold, how do you get it to home onto each other?
I add a little bit of Gum Tex to a ball of fondant. I use a touch of Crisco to keep it from ending up a powder cloud........and then I just knead it all together.
I have done this to make a bow (came out perfectly, dried hard with no cracks) and a few other things.
I do more like 70/30 fondant /gum paste and mix in a touch of crisco. I haven't had cracking with that combo.
What I find works great for a 'glue is equal parts water and meringue powder. I have some mixed in a baby food jar that I can seal later and reuse, no waste!
Because I haven't been able to get my hands on CMC yet ~ I too have been mixing gum paste and fondant (about 70/30) and so far no problems at all. Good Luck
Ok so too much gum paste is the problem. I will try again with less gumpaste. Thanks for the help.