I was wondering if someone could help me figure out why when I try and made figures or other items from gumpaste, I can't get them smooth. I knead it out smooth, but then when I start forming the object, I get lines in it or if there happens to be a seam, I can't get that to smooth together either. I am using the Nicholas Lodge gumpaste recipe. I've added shortening too to try and get a smoother finish but it still doesn't look that great. I've seen a lot of great looking gumpaste figures on here and I hope some of you with more experience than me can help. Thanks a million!
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Thank you so much dalis4joe! I read the advice on the link and I will try using 50/50. I have used the MMF mixed with Tylose in the past, but it was taking so long to dry. Maybe I wasn't using enough of the Tylose? The Nicholas Lodge gumpaste worked beautifully for flowers, so hopefully the 50/50 will be my answer! Also good to know that the figures need to be made all in one piece to make it seamless. Kind of a challenge for us just learning to get it made before it starts drying out though. Practice, Practice Practice, right?