Struggling With Gum Paste

Decorating By pinkjacs Updated 7 Oct 2010 , 7:28pm by pinkjacs

pinkjacs Posted 7 Oct 2010 , 6:46pm
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help I am making the bed pannels for a toy story bed cake and I am loosing the will to live!!!

any tips please only ever made gum paste flowers before

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brincess_b Posted 7 Oct 2010 , 6:50pm
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what exactly is going wrong?
xx

pinkjacs Posted 7 Oct 2010 , 6:53pm
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its just so hard to work with, I think its sticky but not to touch but when I roll it out even with icing sugar its sticks to the board and it just looks naff lol

fondant is so much easier to work with

jo3d33 Posted 7 Oct 2010 , 7:01pm
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Have you dusted the board with corn starch? Also, sometimes gumpaste gets too hot and sticky. Wrap it up in plastic wrap and come back in a half hour. Hope that helped. icon_smile.gif

brincess_b Posted 7 Oct 2010 , 7:07pm
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does sound a bit over worked. maybe best to let it rest for a while, so it can cool down.
i use crisco on my board, but corn startch works well too as does icing sugar - depends what works best for you. but it might be worth trying something different.
what kind of gumpaste is it? store bought should be pretty fault free, but if its home made, it might be somethings been left out or the recipe is a bit off.
xx

pinkjacs Posted 7 Oct 2010 , 7:17pm
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its store bought. I use icing sugar and it had just came out of fridge and I had worked it t bring it to room temp.

I gave up.....will only have one bed end lol

thanks

brincess_b Posted 7 Oct 2010 , 7:20pm
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Gumpaste doesn't need to stay in the fridge, it could be that has helpe to create problems.
xx

jo3d33 Posted 7 Oct 2010 , 7:25pm
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If you put it in the fridge, it could have condensation that is making it sticky???

pinkjacs Posted 7 Oct 2010 , 7:28pm
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I stored it as per instructions but wont do that again lol thanks everyone

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