Gumpaste Decorations Softens When Put On Buttercream

Decorating By mbarbi Updated 25 Jun 2009 , 10:29am by lapazlady

mbarbi Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 10:06am
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hello... do gumpaste really soften when put on buttercream??? i made some gumpaste decorations to put on my cupcakes... i let them dry and harden... when i put them on top of the buttercream icing...they softened...is this normal?? thanks so much in advance icon_smile.gif

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lapazlady Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 10:29am
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First off, I don't use buttercream, I use fondant, but, if the decorations are completely dry it should take quite a while for them to soften. I mean many days, maybe weeks. But for sure, the oil in buttercream will be absorbed by the gumpaste, eventually. Try drying the pieces longer, days rather than hours. HTH and good luck for the future.

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