Using Flower Paste Making Hands Sticky??

Decorating By horuswaspretty Updated 28 Jun 2011 , 11:53pm by Texas_Rose

horuswaspretty Posted 28 Jun 2011 , 2:53pm
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Me and my partner have just got into cake decorating and have been trying to make some flowers with flower paste. We tried it first a couple of weeks ago with no problems. The last few times we have used it, I have been fine, but when my partner kneads/uses the flower paste (both the paste and her hands are dry) within a few seconds her hands are wet and so is the paste. It has been a bit humid recently but we cant think of any other reason to cause this. So is it the humidity or are we doing something else wrong? Thanks.

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horuswaspretty Posted 28 Jun 2011 , 11:25pm
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anyone have any ideas?

Texas_Rose Posted 28 Jun 2011 , 11:53pm
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It's the humidity, most likely. If you're making your paste from scratch, you might try adding a little less liquid or a little more sugar, or about a teaspoon of tylose.

I use Nicholas Lodge's gumpaste recipe and it doesn't seem to be affected by humidity like fondant, or like Satin Ice gumpaste.

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