Gumpaste Figures

Decorating By ewardell Updated 27 Dec 2009 , 8:41pm by cakecontessa1

ewardell Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 5:27pm
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I am going to attempt to make a gumpaste fisherman, with a boat catching a fish for my husband's birthday. I have never worked with gumpaste before. Any tips or suggestions to make it go easier for me?

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Misdawn Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 5:34pm
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Plan out the individual pieces you will need to make ahead of time. It dries quickly so work fast.

ewardell Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 5:36pm
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Is there a way to slow the drying? Like covering in damp towels?

Misdawn Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 5:39pm
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i dunno. never tried.

egensinnig Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 5:45pm
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Mix gumpaste and fondant 50/50 and you will have slower drying process but still a good paste for modelling

ewardell Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 5:51pm
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Thanks! I'll try that. Also is there anything I need to know about how long and how to keep them once I have them molded?

egensinnig Posted 23 Dec 2009 , 6:05pm
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Just keep them in a dry and prefferably dust free place. Also keep away from light both sun light and indoor lighting since that might affect the colors badly. Good luck!

cakecontessa1 Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 8:41pm
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Wilton fondant words well and dries hard, just put the fondant your not working with in a zip lock.

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