I Have The Problem Of Fondant And Gum Paste!

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hayleychan Posted 5 Apr 2013 , 2:46pm
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=Problem one=

I live in Hong Kong, the weather of HK is very moist recently.

Today, moisture content is 99%.

On Monday, i made the fondant "baby", keep it in Elecotronic Dry Cabinet until now, it is very good.

Yesterday, i made the body of "father", it is set, keep it in Elecotronic Dry Cabinet, it is very good.

However, i made the head of "father" today, i finished the work and keep "father" in Elecotronic Dry Cabinet.

The body appear crack ><"

But the head is only "DRY" not "SET"

 

Moisture content of Elecotronic Dry Cabinet is 50%.

 

= Problem two=

I bought gum-tex of wilton. I made the gum-paste at home.

Following this recipe:

 

3 CUPS icing (i used 360g)

2 tsp GUM-TEX

1/4 CUPS water (i used 60ML)

2 tbsp corn syrup

 

For knead after 8hrs

1 CUP icing (i used 120g)

1/3 CUP starch (i used 40g)

 

 

 

I follow above recipe totally.

But, the texture a little sticky.

when i roll it, i use some icing sugar.

I know gum paste is set quickly. But my gum paste not.

I keep it in Elecotronic Dry Cabinet!

It is CUT!!!!!!!!!!!

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-K8memphis Posted 5 Apr 2013 , 7:10pm
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Originally Posted by hayleychan 

=Problem one=

I live in Hong Kong, the weather of HK is very moist recently.

Today, moisture content is 99%.

On Monday, i made the fondant "baby", keep it in Elecotronic Dry Cabinet until now, it is very good.

Yesterday, i made the body of "father", it is set, keep it in Elecotronic Dry Cabinet, it is very good.

However, i made the head of "father" today, i finished the work and keep "father" in Elecotronic Dry Cabinet.

The body appear crack ><"

But the head is only "DRY" not "SET"

 

Moisture content of Elecotronic Dry Cabinet is 50%.

 

= Problem two=

I bought gum-tex of wilton. I made the gum-paste at home.

Following this recipe:

 

3 CUPS icing (i used 360g)

2 tsp GUM-TEX

1/4 CUPS water (i used 60ML)

2 tbsp corn syrup

 

For knead after 8hrs

1 CUP icing (i used 120g)

1/3 CUP starch (i used 40g)

 

 

 

I follow above recipe totally.

But, the texture a little sticky.

when i roll it, i use some icing sugar.

I know gum paste is set quickly. But my gum paste not.

I keep it in Elecotronic Dry Cabinet!

It is CUT!!!!!!!!!!!

 

hi hayleychan

 

we have high humidity here but we operate in air conditioning so i've never had a serious problem with anything setting up for me--i would suggest kneading in more corn starch if this was happening to me

 

what do you mean when you say, "It is CUT!!!!"

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hayleychan Posted 6 Apr 2013 , 12:09am
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hi hayleychan

we have high humidity here but we operate in air conditioning so i've never had a serious problem with anything setting up for me--i would suggest kneading in more corn starch if this was happening to me

what do you mean when you say, "It is CUT!!!!"

Thank you for your reply I operate in conditioning toobut i can't to understand why the body appear crack on fridaynot tuesday. Because i made the body on tuesdayit is good until friday morning Until friday afteroonit is cracking

It is cut。 It means i rolled gum paste for write the HAPPY BIRTHDAYbut it is fracture when it keep in dry box.

Is it the recipe is not real

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-K8memphis Posted 6 Apr 2013 , 1:55pm
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unfortunately i don't know--i don't use that recipe

 

i usually use gum paste mix http://sweetwise.com/ck-gum-paste-mix.html

 

or i use fondant that i added additional cornstarch to--for example to one pound of fondant i would add 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup of cornstarch

 

also sometimes i add tylose to store bought pre-made satin ice fondant to make gum paste http://sweetwise.com/catalogsearch/result?q=tylose

 

i'm not sure if sweetwise ships overseas but those are the types of products i use with great results

 

i checked global sugar arts and they did not have gum paste mix available

 

and so yes i think you definitely need to tweak something in your recipe but i'm not sure what--i would add more cornstarch as a test to see how that would work

 

if you have any leftover i'd take a small portion and test it with additional cornstarch

 

additional powdered sugar is more of a liquifier in this case

 

and i'm sorry your creations cracked

 

hopefully some of these ideas will help

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hayleychan Posted 6 Apr 2013 , 2:58pm
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unfortunately i don't know--i don't use that recipe

i usually use gum paste mix [URL=http://sweetwise.com/ck-gum-paste-mix.html]http://sweetwise.com/ck-gum-paste-mix.html[/URL]

or i use fondant that i added additional cornstarch to--for example to one pound of fondant i would add 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup of cornstarch

also sometimes i add tylose to store bought pre-made satin ice fondant to make gum paste [URL=http://sweetwise.com/catalogsearch/result?q=tylose]http://sweetwise.com/catalogsearch/result?q=tylose[/URL]

i'm not sure if sweetwise ships overseas but those are the types of products i use with great results

i checked global sugar arts and they did not have gum paste mix available

and so yes i think you definitely need to tweak something in your recipe but i'm not sure what--i would add more cornstarch as a test to see how that would work

if you have any leftover i'd take a small portion and test it with additional cornstarch

additional powdered sugar is more of a liquifier in this case

and i'm sorry your creations cracked

hopefully some of these ideas will help

What is the function of cornflour on gum paste I also use the cornflour on gum paste for kneading. Today I roll out my gum paste very thick, for texting the gum paste is it work But it Shattered.

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