Been trying to create gumpaste but it's too sticky! I tried freezing it but when I take it out, it goes back to being sticky. Do I need to put more sugar? Or cornstarch? Or gelatin? Help!
If the consistency is fine and it is sticky, I rub a little bit of shortening on it and knead it in. If the cosistency seems soft, then add more powdered sugar. I would not put it in the freezer. This will cause condesation on it and will remain sticky.
What recipe did you use? Have you tried Nic Lodge's?
It really is the best one out there
kakeladi, I tried NL gumpaste, but it too came out ROCK HARD! Maybe I beat the egg whites too long??? Do you think that would cause this result?
When I make Nic Lodge's gumpaste recipe, I don't add as much powdered sugar as it calls for - usually closer to 1 1/2 lbs for 4 egg whites. Measure to egg whites to equal 1/2 cup. I also beat in the shortening before I add the tylose. You can always knead in more powdered sugar if the dough is too soft.