Gum Paste Baby Pitting. Why?!?!

Decorating By sixinarow Updated 23 Apr 2013 , 5:10pm by JSKConfections

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sixinarow Posted 22 Apr 2013 , 10:36pm
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I made a 50/50 gum paste fondant baby out of a silicone mold, looked great after I took it out. 2 days later, as I'm painting it, I'm noticing little pits have formed in a few places on the poor bitty babe. icon_sad.gif

It's for a baby shower cake on Saturday, so I have plenty of time to re-mold a new piece but am wondering..what the frack happened?

Anyone have this happen??

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JSKConfections Posted 22 Apr 2013 , 11:07pm
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Be sure you have mixed your fondant/gum paste really well so there are no air bubbles in it, and really press it firmly in the mold is all I can think of.  I always make like 3 of them and then choose the best one! lol...having those little babies on the counter freaks my hubby out! lol Good luck!!

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sixinarow Posted 22 Apr 2013 , 11:17pm
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It is kind of creepy having them on the counter! icon_smile.gif

I was wondering if it might be air bubbles. Maybe I didn't notice them until I got it shaded. I made 2, the other one doesn't have any pits, but the face isn't as cute. :/

Grr..

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JSKConfections Posted 23 Apr 2013 , 5:10pm
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I agree, I made 3 once and it took awhile to pick out which one I wanted to use!  Good luck!

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