Lohner4 Posted 21 Aug 2013 , 4:17pm
post #1 of

AI mixed up some gum tex to my pre made mmf to make some orchids. (Approx 1/4 tsp to 3oz) After letting them sit and dry for approx 24 hours the leaves fell off the wire and when touching them they crumbled. What did I do wrong?

3 replies
icer101 Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 1:32am
post #2 of

I don,t know what you did wrong, but please just use the premade wilton g/p. It rolls out so easy and you can thin the edges so good, etc. Nick Lodge has a great recipe too. These two are my favorite g/p.hth

sweettooth101 Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 3:20am
post #3 of

I used to use the wilton gumpaste but found that the humidity really effects it. The flowers go limp and lose shape. Nicholas lodge's recipe is the best for me. I think with your gumpaste it could be that it went too dry after you added the gum tex, I could be wrong.

tomsann Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 2:06pm
post #4 of

Yes the Nicolas Lodge recipe is wonderful....

 

If you'd like to try it here's the recipe

 

http://www.wilton.com/forums/attachments/NLTlyoseGumpaste_226092.pdf

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%