How Far Ahead Can I Make Gumpaste Figures?

Decorating By Haven Updated 27 Aug 2009 , 2:43pm by lapazlady

Haven Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 9:39pm
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I am planning on making my first cake with cow figures in 2 weeks. How far ahead of time can I make them? Do they dry out or "go bad" after awhile? Also any tips on how to make them would be appreciated. Do you know of any books out there that would help? Thanks so much.

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lapazlady Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 9:47pm
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You can make gum paste figure months ahead. Just keep them out of bright light. You'll want to package them carefully so they don't break. And, yes, they certainly do dry out, that's a good thing.

Marci Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 9:47pm
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I won't make them more than a few months ahead of time - they can get dusty if not stored properly and the dust doesn't always want to come off. As long as they stay dry, they will last for years.

MrsNancyB1 Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 10:01pm
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I've already made a gumpaste figure for my daughter's birthday cake. Her birthday isn't until October...so I've done it two months in advance.

They last a very long time! icon_smile.gif

Haven Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 11:59pm
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Thanks to each of you! I guess I will get started on making my cows! Also, do any of you know of any good books to help learn how to mold figures? Thank you.

lapazlady Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 11:00am
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Take a look at this site, the cows are adorable.

http://www.pastrywiz.com/cakes/cowcakefinal.htm

Haven Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 2:37pm
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That's just what I need! Thank you very much!

lapazlady Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 2:43pm
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My pleasure, I look forward to seeing your cake design.

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