Homemade Gumpaste And Hot Hands

Baking By HowCoolGomo1 Updated 20 Oct 2009 , 1:24pm by HowCoolGomo1

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 1:49am
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I know I'm supposed to make it firmer. I don't know what to add.

I'm using someone's personal recipe. It's based on the Wilton gum paste mix. but only using a small amount with powdered sugar and gelatin.

It's sticking to my hands like crazy. Since this is for a flower class, I went back to Satin Ice. I'm there to learn how to do the flowers, not to fight the GP.

I haven't made the N. Lodge recipe yet. I'll be doing that this weekend. It's states in one of his books I need to make it firmer. Doesn't tell me how to make it firmer.

Anyone?

TIA...Gomo

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Rylan Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 3:21am
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I'm not really familiar with any gumpaste recipes but I do I tylose to ready made fondant to make it firmer.

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 6:05am
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Rylan
That helps huge!

Thank you!

Gomo

LadyKinster Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 7:18am
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Hey Gomo, I too suffer the "hot hands." I can use Wilton's gumpaste if I'm in a pinch, but you should really try the N. Lodge recipe. It is some awesome stuff! And I don't seem to melt it as fast when I'm kneading it. When I do roll it out thin for flowers, I've learned that I have to do 2 or three flowers at a time. This way my previous work has time to "cool off" before I work on it again. It's a bit of a pain, but my roses have improved tremendously! I'm also known to have an ice pack around to cool of my hands while I'm "playing."
HTH

LadyKinster Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 7:20am
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Hey Gomo, I too suffer the "hot hands." I can use Wilton's gumpaste if I'm in a pinch, but you should really try the N. Lodge recipe. It is some awesome stuff! And I don't seem to melt it as fast when I'm kneading it. When I do roll it out thin for flowers, I've learned that I have to do 2 or three flowers at a time. This way my previous work has time to "cool off" before I work on it again. It's a bit of a pain, but my roses have improved tremendously! I'm also known to have an ice pack around to cool of my hands while I'm "playing."
HTH

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 9:50am
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Originally Posted by LadyKinster

Hey Gomo, I too suffer the "hot hands." I can use Wilton's gumpaste if I'm in a pinch, but you should really try the N. Lodge recipe. It is some awesome stuff! And I don't seem to melt it as fast when I'm kneading it. When I do roll it out thin for flowers, I've learned that I have to do 2 or three flowers at a time. This way my previous work has time to "cool off" before I work on it again. It's a bit of a pain, but my roses have improved tremendously! I'm also known to have an ice pack around to cool of my hands while I'm "playing."
HTH




Thank you. I have been given the recommendation to have ice packs handy.

I will try the old N. Lodge and the new N. Lodge recipe.

I like the Satin Ice, I just don't like the price.

Thanks again.

Texas_Rose Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 2:42pm
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I didn't know there were two N. Lodge recipes...I use the one currently on his website and it works very well. Once I wasn't paying attention and added an extra cup of PS and that made it very firm, a little more firm than I really wanted to work with.

I never had any luck with the Wilton recipe...too sticky no matter what I did with it and the smell gave me a headache.

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 1:24pm
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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

I didn't know there were two N. Lodge recipes...I use the one currently on his website and it works very well. Once I wasn't paying attention and added an extra cup of PS and that made it very firm, a little more firm than I really wanted to work with.

I never had any luck with the Wilton recipe...too sticky no matter what I did with it and the smell gave me a headache.




The older recipe uses gum tragacanth with an option of using tylose as well.

The recipe is definitely in the 2nd volume of International school of S.C . Would type out the name, but it will get bleeped.

Gomo

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