Fondant And Gum Paste

Decorating By Tess429 Updated 18 May 2011 , 10:46pm by kneenah

Tess429 Posted 18 May 2011 , 9:12pm
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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? icon_sad.gif

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Jodi330 Posted 18 May 2011 , 9:52pm
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I think if you work it and knead it a little bit with your hands it should soften up a bit.

kakeladi Posted 18 May 2011 , 10:14pm
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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.

kneenah Posted 18 May 2011 , 10:46pm
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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..

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