Newatdecorating Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 12:29pm
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I made this figure using a mixture of fondant & gumpaste.  However, as you can tell by the photo, there are creases.  I added Crisco to the mixture, but in some areas it seemed like it wasn't binding.  What am I doing wrong?

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knlcox Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 12:33pm
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Maybe you can knead it more to make it softer and just roll it between your hands longer until it's a smooth ball.  That happens to me with gum paste but it always comes together if I roll it long enough.  When I roll it between my hands I try to get the lines out by flattening slightly and then making a ball again.  I repeat that motion until the ball is super smooth.  I hope this helps! 

maybenot Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 9:37pm
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Crisco does NOT make the GP less likely to crease or crack and too much of it will RUIN the GP.  Adding in a bit of fondant, glycerin, or egg white will help with smoothness.

 

Take the ball of GP, smooth it down until the imperfections are in one spot [now the bottom].  Smooth that the best you can using your fingers.  Roll the ball in the palms of your hand--not on your fingers--pressing while doing the best to move your palms in opposite directions.  The result should be a pretty smooth product.

icer101 Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 4:20am
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icer101 Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 4:20am
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Newatdecorating Posted 30 Jul 2013 , 1:02am
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Thanks, everyone!

DeniseNH Posted 30 Jul 2013 , 2:27am
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I agree, it just needed more kneading.

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