How Long Does Gumpaste Keep?

Decorating By Donnagardner Updated 15 Aug 2009 , 7:01pm by tonedna

Donnagardner Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 6:04pm
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How long does gumpaste keep if it is in plastic wrap, heavy ziplock and has been in the fridge? I have some for a few months and would like to know if it is still safe to use for modeling a bear for a cake topper.

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tonedna Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 6:21pm
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I guess it depends on your recipe. Mine stays well in the fridge for up to 6 months.
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Donnagardner Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 6:31pm
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It is Nick Lodges recipe

Donnagardner Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 6:32pm
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How can I tell if it is still good?

kakeladi Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 6:34pm
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You can tell by smell and how it handles. If it is really sticky - it's not good. OR if it has dried out you can try cutting the hard, dry parts off to see what it's like inside.
When you put it away, lightly coat it w/shortening before wrapping it.

Donnagardner Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 6:37pm
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Thanks, I will check it and see how it is.

tonedna Posted 15 Aug 2009 , 7:01pm
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Adding to what cake lady says..if you have an old one, sometimes it wont dry hard.
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