Help!

Decorating By martvrnc35 Updated 25 Sep 2011 , 8:48pm by kakeladi

martvrnc35 Posted 25 Sep 2011 , 6:01pm
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Ok, I am trying to make my first flowers with gumpaste. I got the tools and watched some tutorials about how to make them. Well the gum paste keeps on sticking to the tools when I want to curl the petals. Any idea how I correct this problem? Thanks

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jennifercullen Posted 25 Sep 2011 , 6:28pm
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Have you tried dusting everything with more cornstarch/powdered sugar? Or if you are in the UK cornflour/icing sugar

martvrnc35 Posted 25 Sep 2011 , 7:39pm
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Yes, I did and put shortening but it still stuck

martvrnc35 Posted 25 Sep 2011 , 7:39pm
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Yes, I did and put shortening but it still stuck

Spuddysmom Posted 25 Sep 2011 , 8:24pm
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Make sure your gumpaste is not tacky and tools are totally clean and dry, then dust them and the petals with cornstarch/powdered sugar - as previously suggested.

kakeladi Posted 25 Sep 2011 , 8:48pm
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It's possible you are applying too much pressure. Try a lighter touch. 1/2 of the ball tool should be on the pad and 1/2 on the gp.

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