Gumpaste Shoe Nightmare

Decorating By dreamdelights Updated 28 Jul 2010 , 9:03am by Texas_Rose

dreamdelights Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 6:08am
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I should be in bed but I had to share my frustration. I wanted to make a gumpaste shoe for the first time, however it broke in parts before I could complete it. I now see that it was not totally dry. I cut the sole on Sunday and I though by today it would be fine. Now I know it takes more than a few days for gumpaste to dry.

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mrsc808 Posted 24 Jun 2010 , 7:59am
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So sorry to hear that. I hope you have time to remake it before your cake is due.

heroes Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 2:06pm
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I had the same nightmare a few weeks ago, I turned my broken shoe into a sandal in the end, it still looked good x

Texas_Rose Posted 28 Jul 2010 , 9:03am
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Nicholas Lodge's gumpaste dries faster than others that I've tried. I've never had anything take longer than two days to dry with it.

If you're ever in a real pinch, you can superglue the broken pieces of gumpaste back together. Just make sure no one eats it which they're not likely to do to a gumpaste shoe anyhow.

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