Gumpaste Question

Decorating By lilcupcake0309 Updated 8 Nov 2011 , 2:16pm by Heather_bakes

lilcupcake0309 Posted 8 Nov 2011 , 10:15am
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So every time I make something out of gumpaste, it cracks or breaks when it dries. Am I doing something wrong? I want to make a crown using my cricut machine and then have it dry standing up instead of laying flat on the cake, but im afraid that as soon as it dries, it will break. Should I do 50/50 gumpaste fondant? Thanks in advanceicon_smile.gif

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auntiecake Posted 8 Nov 2011 , 10:41am
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It sounds like your gumpaste is too dry. What kind are you using or is it homemade? 50/50 would work well for you. Make sure you give it enough time to dry. Wilton gumpaste is pretty easy to work with and you can get it made and ready to use. I have heard it works well w/the cricut machine.
Good Luck

Serena4016 Posted 8 Nov 2011 , 12:00pm
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I would try 50/50 fondant/ gumpaste mix. I use both from Wilton and I have NEVER (yet) had a problem!! Although I have never used the Cricut machine. I rarely ever just use 100% gumpaste.

melanie-1221 Posted 8 Nov 2011 , 12:13pm
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I had the same problem with my gumpaste, I started doing a 50/50 fondant gumpaste mix and it's been perfect. When I have something I need to dry faster and very stiff I use more of a 80 gumpaste / 20 fondant mix.

lilcupcake0309 Posted 8 Nov 2011 , 12:37pm
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Thanks for the replies. I usually buy the wilton mix where you just add water, but have recently purchased the premade wilton gumpaste. I think I'll practice first using 50/50 and see what happens.

AnitaK Posted 8 Nov 2011 , 1:03pm
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I have always used the 50/50 mix of Wilton Fondant/Gumpaste without problems but recently tried using the gumtex and my figures never really dried and they were very crumbly - I will return to the 50/50. No need to put myself thru that kind of stress, fortunately I was just testing the gumtex.

shazza666 Posted 8 Nov 2011 , 2:09pm
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I always buy the pre made Wilton gumpaste once when Hobby lobby was out I got the mix and that did not work for me at all I ended up throwing it out

Heather_bakes Posted 8 Nov 2011 , 2:16pm
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I buy the pre-made gumpaste and do a 50/50 mix as well.

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