Gumpaste

Decorating By jenabbott00 Updated 27 Sep 2011 , 8:31pm by Price

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jenabbott00 Posted 27 Sep 2011 , 4:14pm
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I need to make a little baby with my first impressions mold. It says to use gum paste. I have never made it before and so I bought the wilton gum paste mix. It just seems to be all crumbly. I kneaded it the best I could and have it wrapped up to rest for the 15 mins. Does anyone have a better recipe or way of making this little baby?

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Marianna46 Posted 27 Sep 2011 , 7:11pm
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Your gumpaste is probably too dry, but give it a few more hours to ripen before adding anything else to it. It's not something you can use right after you make it. If it's still too crumbly after 8-10 hours, add a little more water, but only a few drops at a time, because you'll ruin the whole batch if you put too much in. Knead it really well between adding the water.

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Price Posted 27 Sep 2011 , 7:32pm
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I used fondant with a little tylose powder kneaded in and it work perfectly in the mold.

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jenabbott00 Posted 27 Sep 2011 , 8:12pm
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I seems to be doing better now that it's been sitting for a while. It's not crumbling anymore but it doesn't want to roll into a smooth ball. The creases are rolling out.

Price~ How much Tylose do you add to your fondant?

I need to figure out how do put a bee costume on it after I get a few made and dried out. icon_smile.gif I just love this mold. It's gonna make a great baby shower cake.

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Price Posted 27 Sep 2011 , 8:31pm
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I normally add about 1/2 tsp. tylose powder to 1/2 lb fondant. Knead the tylose powder in well. A bee costume should really be cute. I hope you post a picture.

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