with my gumpaste. I mixed a batch of Wilton's powder gumpaste mix and its weird. At first it was REALLY sticky so I kneaded it on a powdered surface and let it sit thinking it would adjust. It did a little, but was still super tacky to work with. After I made my figures they got SUPER hard and are full of tiny cracks all over the place. What did I do wrong?
i made gumpaste figures quite awhile back so i can't remember if i used crisco to mix like mm fondant, i use 50/50 mm fondant and gumpaste, u used the receipt on the back of the gum tex can i also use it. don't remember but if you did add flour it would have made it really dry. sorry not much help, so i'll give you a bump
if it is sticky I would add a little powder sugar....if it is getting cracks, maybe you need glucose and that might help
Thanks. I'll try adding a little glucose to what I have left and roll it out on powdered sugar to see if that helps.
I used the same mix and added tylose to mine and it was perfect. Good luck!
gumpaste is not really suited to figures...more for thin flowers and such. I made my first figures out of gumpaste and got the cracking as well. Now I used wilton fondant with tylose added (I have also used MMF and MFF) with pretty good results...no cracking...but it does take longer to dry than straight gumpaste.
Also, do you have to color the gumpaste beforehand or can you paint it like fondant? I want to have a sort of two-tone look, but I don't want it to be swirled together, which is what I think I'll get if I tint it to start with.
you can paint it