How often will you re-use your gumpaste, after you've rolled it out, made your cuts for whatever decoration you are making? Do you just roll it back up, knead it a bit, then roll it out again, repeat until it's gone? Or do you only re-use a couple of times?
Before this weekend, I had only used Wilton pre-made gumpaste. It tends to dry out a bit, even with kneading in some shortening. I made for the first time Nicholas Lodge's gumpaste and used it on Sunday. It too got a bit dry but came back to life after kneading in some shortening.
So it just made me wonder, do you only reuse your GP a certain amount of times before that bit gets tossed?
Thanks for your input.
By the way, I'll probably never buy pre-made gumpaste again, as the NL recipe was easy to make, and a lot cheaper than buying it.