Help! I am new in the decorating field and we are asked to start mixing gum paste and fondant to make flowers. When i packed away my fondant and gum paste in a plastic wrap then zip lock bag, after 2 weeks, they are now hard as rock. How do i soften them for re-use?
I think if you work it and knead it a little bit with your hands it should soften up a bit.
Take small amounts - like the size of a lg marble; work it in your hands until it softens and is smooth; continue doing this adding each little bit to the ball as you go along.
Also you could take golf ball sized pieces and Microwave zap them for 5 seconds to help get the softening going then continue as above.
i either put mine in the microwave for 5 seconds or i use Crisco... normally when its really hard and u play around with it a little it softens up cuz the heat from our hands.. try the mircowave tho just 5 secs dont over heat cuz ull mess it up it will melt..