Sticky Gum Paste Need Help.

Decorating By macdonaldb Updated 3 Sep 2012 , 12:20pm by macdonaldb

macdonaldb Posted 28 Aug 2012 , 3:09pm
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Hello, I am trying to make gum paste roses. I think I know why but the gum paste is very very soft and sticky. I am using satin ice gum paste. I have colored it red very red with Americolor red. Could this be why it is so soft and sticky.??? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Brenda

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auntiem9597 Posted 28 Aug 2012 , 3:30pm
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sounds like you just need to add a bit of powdered sugar to stiffen it back up, wrap it up and let it rest.

macdonaldb Posted 29 Aug 2012 , 1:35am
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Originally Posted by auntiem9597

sounds like you just need to add a bit of powdered sugar to stiffen it back up, wrap it up and let it rest.


Hello, thank you for responding. I have added some sugar and wrapped up for the night will work with it tomorrow
Thanks again

arlenej Posted 3 Sep 2012 , 5:11am
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Please let me/us know your adding sugar went. I don't know if it's because I'm in the Caribbean, but i find Satin Ice to be SO SOFT ....

macdonaldb Posted 3 Sep 2012 , 12:20pm
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Hello, thank you all for responding. Not sure if adding sugar was the right thing to do. Either I added to much or it's because I had to add so much red. The gumpaste went hard on the outside but still sticky inside. Not sure what is going on so I think I will start over with a new batch. I have made about 10 roses already this hasn't happened before. Thank you all so much for your advice.

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