Gum Paste Characters - How Do I Get The Lines Out.

Decorating By 23Huffymom Updated 26 Mar 2012 , 3:48pm by TexasSugar

23Huffymom Posted 23 Mar 2012 , 7:40pm
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I am making a gum paste (snivy pokemon character) and I can't get the lines out of it. Are there any suggestions to making the gum paste crease free. Thanks

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kathyw Posted 24 Mar 2012 , 12:31am
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I was also wondering this. Anyone?

KoryAK Posted 24 Mar 2012 , 9:54am
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Can you post a picture? I'm not sure what lines you are talking about...

But in general, you can't get creases and marks out of fondant/gumpaste that well. Maybe right after you make them when the paste is fresh, but not after a little bit. Modeling chocolate if far more forgiving when it comes to this and you can rub to completely eliminate seams.

With gumpaste you really just need to not put the marks there in the first place... which can be a feat, I know.

TexasSugar Posted 26 Mar 2012 , 3:48pm
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Knead it well by squishing and or pulling/stretching it.

Then roll it between your hands using alot of pressure until there are no cracks. If you still have cracks, I would knead it again, because the 'skin' that forms on the gumpaste from the air is what is making the cracks. The rolling it first with heavy pressure will help as well.

After it is crack free I will lighten up the pressure to form your shape.

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