Gumpaste Is Crumbly????

Decorating By kim19 Updated 17 Jun 2011 , 2:21pm by TexasSugar

kim19 Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 11:46pm
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I'm working on making a bow out of gum paste and I'm finding my gum paste is getting crumbly as I'm working with it. Does this mean I need new gum paste (it's store bought) or do I simply not know how to work with it?? Please help I have to have this cake ready for the morning!!!!

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Anne1017 Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 11:50pm
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Add som crisco to it and need it in!

dsilvest Posted 16 Jun 2011 , 11:56pm
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Try warming it in the microwave to soften it up and then knead in some shortening.

BlakesCakes Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 3:45am
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It may be old and not useable.

If you can knead it so that it doesn't have hard bits in it, I'd try adding some fresh fondant, maybe 2/3 gum paste to 1/3 fondant and see how it works.

Rae

TexasSugar Posted 17 Jun 2011 , 2:21pm
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Are you rolling a bunch out and letting it sit while you are working on making loops? If so, it is probably drying out sitting out. Only roll enough to work with in a few minutes and keep everythind covered up well when not in use.

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