How Do I Stop My Gum Paste From Sticking?

Decorating By gcgb53191 Updated 21 Feb 2013 , 7:37pm by Ducky316

gcgb53191 Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 3:37pm
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I wanted to use gum paste for some silicone molds that I have but it keeps sticking on to it and it starts being a pain to take it out of the mold. I'm frustrated because I was depending on the mold for coral (I got the Wilton ocean themed one) for a cake this weekend. 

 

At first I thought it was because of the food coloring (even though I used the gel one) but I tried using the un-dyed ones and it does the same thing! I tried putting sugar powder on the mold but its just the way the gum paste is acting :( 

 

Until then I'm off to look for alternatives on how to make coral! 

4 replies
Annabakescakes Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 3:56pm
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You can use a tiny bit of liquid vegetable oil, or cornstarch. The sugar just makes it stick worse, as you have found ;-)

 

HTH!

gcgb53191 Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 4:00pm
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Shoot really? I thought it was supposed to help it not stick like with most things..stupid me! 

 

The oil wont effect the gum paste at all? 

Annabakescakes Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 6:31pm
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It will absorb the oil, after a while. I like the finish it gives, dries to a matte. But if you are painting on it, that may effect your paint, depending what sort of extender you use. It helps keep the luster dust on, for sure.

Ducky316 Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 7:37pm
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