What Is Wrong With My Gumpaste??

Decorating By Charmed Updated 12 Jun 2010 , 3:11pm by carmijok

Charmed Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 6:03pm
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I have mixed Wilton's gumtex (not powder but made the dough) and mixed it with Michelle foster's fondant 50/50. it was fine when I rolled it and made a tiara with it but as it was drying it started cracking and it finally broke.icon_cry.gif
what is happening? I have heard this happens with wilton's gumpaste ....or did I do something wrong? How could I correct this gumpaste? any ideas?
Thanks

5 replies
mil5nov Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 6:15pm
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Maybe you should use more shortening

Charmed Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 6:40pm
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I just started making another tiara and added more shortening to the gum paste it is still cracking.

Ballymena Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 7:56am
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Wish i could help you but you're doing exactly what I do and I've never had a problem. I do prefer to add the GUm Tex powder to my fondant though because it's so much less expensive.

Charmed Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 2:43pm
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thanks ballymena I will try that next time. I will be making one today with just gumpaste and see if it will work icon_biggrin.gif

carmijok Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 3:11pm
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I use Wilton's pre made gum paste only. It works great. No problem with cracking and it dries very hard very fast.

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