Preserving Gumpaste Figures - Is It Possible?

Decorating By jess605 Updated 7 Aug 2011 , 7:53pm by cakestyles

jess605 Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 7:48pm
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Is there a way to preserve gumpaste figures? I know they last a long time, but I worry they will attract bugs if saved. Is there anything like a lacquer or something that that I can coat them with? I made a bunch of animals for my son's 2nd bday cake and I'd like to save them if possible (without attracting bugs).

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cakestyles Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 7:53pm
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My kids are in their 20's and I still have some gp figures from some of their earliest birthday cakes.

I didn't care about keeping them edible...obviously lolol.....so I sprayed them with a clear lacquer that you can find at any hobby/craft store.

If you store or display them out of direct sunlight they'll last for years. I have a lighted curio cabinet with nick knack type things and I keep the gp figures in there.

HTH

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