Gumpaste Characters

Decorating By Marielijah Updated 23 Aug 2013 , 6:14pm by JujuSweetz

Marielijah Posted 23 Aug 2013 , 6:05pm
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Need some help please...  When  creating characters out of gumpaste, I get cracks in them.  Please see attached picture.  I understand they are probably too dry but when I use gels to color the paste, I need to add a little corn starch or it becomes too tacky and you can't form anything.  How do I prevent the cracks in my gumpaste characters?

 

 

 

 

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JujuSweetz Posted 23 Aug 2013 , 6:14pm
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Originally Posted by Marielijah 

Need some help please...  When  creating characters out of gumpaste, I get cracks in them.  Please see attached picture.  I understand they are probably too dry but when I use gels to color the paste, I need to add a little corn starch or it becomes too tacky and you can't form anything.  How do I prevent the cracks in my gumpaste characters?

 

 

 

 

Marie,

I haven't worked with gumpaste yet, but my fondant used to get like that. So I put my fondant in the microwave for about 5 seconds (depending on the size of the fondant piece) and knead it until the cracks disappear. With fondant, you can also add a bit of vegetable shortening if it is still too dry.

Hope this helps!

-Gru-

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