Save Dried Out Gumpaste

Decorating By bpcbutterfly Updated 18 Feb 2013 , 2:38am by sabre

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bpcbutterfly Posted 18 Feb 2013 , 1:34am
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AI rolled out gumpaste too many times and now it's dry and brittle. Is there anything I can do to save it? Hate to have to match the color!

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chocaholikk Posted 18 Feb 2013 , 1:49am
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AHi. I had the same problem so I used abit of flora marg or trex if ur in the USA and that did the trick for me.

Hope it helps xxx

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bpcbutterfly Posted 18 Feb 2013 , 1:59am
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thanks for the fast response. i'm in the US, but dont know either of those things.

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chocaholikk Posted 18 Feb 2013 , 2:02am
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AI believe trex is widely available in supermarkets. U can try a little butter. Just put a but on ur hands and knead. If needed add a little more. Thats how I did mine. Let me knoe if it works for u too xxx

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milkmaid42 Posted 18 Feb 2013 , 2:05am
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I use shortening, (Crisco) on my fingers and work a little into small balls of it. I do this many times in the course of events and have never had the gumpaste appreciably suffer from it.

 

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sabre Posted 18 Feb 2013 , 2:38am
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I make Wilton Gumtex gumpaste using the recipe on the back of the can.  But instead of using 4 cups PS, I add 3 cups PS to the recipe.  The result is a cold gooey tan blob that softens dead gumpaste.
 

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