Gum Paste

Decorating By Diamel Delights Updated 26 Nov 2012 , 6:42pm by HowToIceACake

Diamel Delights Posted 22 Nov 2012 , 10:04pm
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We recently made a castle cake that had approximately 300 small gum paste flowers.  We found that it would dry almost immediately. Any advice on how to extend it's moisture before it dries?


Diamel Delights (Nadia and Melissa)

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icer101 Posted 23 Nov 2012 , 1:28am
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What brand did you use(g/p)  Also , you can keep them under plastic(freezer bags or plastic bowl with lid, etc. to keep them from drying so fast. Is this what you need to know. hth

Lynn103 Posted 23 Nov 2012 , 1:50am
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I make my own gumpaste follow the recipe on  you tube from Linda McClure.

Diamel Delights Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 3:59pm
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Thanks for your responses.  We had the task of making approximately 300 mini flowers for the castle cake and we noticed that after rolling the gum paste out and cutting the flowers then shaping them by the time we got to the 10th flower or so it would dry out and crack when being shaped.  We rolled out smaller pieces, but when it comes to having to make so many flowers were hoping there was a way to keep a larger section of rolled gum paste moist???

VKakes11 Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 4:03pm
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HowToIceACake Posted 26 Nov 2012 , 6:42pm
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You will need to do only a few at a time and keep everything covered as you work.

Make sure you keep any gum paste you are not working with covered in a ziploc bag or similar.

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