Decorating By crumbcake Updated 3 Jan 2014 , 3:14am by Norasmom

crumbcake Posted 1 Jan 2014 , 9:32pm
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AI am making gumpaste animal figures, and no matter how much I roll/warm the paste in my hand I can't get rid of the cracks and or lines in the gumpaste. I even warmed the gumpaste in the micro for a few seconds. Any suggestions?

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cakealicious7 Posted 2 Jan 2014 , 1:12am
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AHave you tried mixing fondant with the gumpaste 50/50? I've heard this decreases the chance of cracking, and will also give you more time to work with the figures so they don't dry out to quickly

crumbcake Posted 2 Jan 2014 , 1:25am
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AYes, I've heard of that, will try it. Thanks for your reply

bikemom3 Posted 2 Jan 2014 , 1:30am
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AYou might also knead a bit of shortening into it. I make figures often and use a 50/50 mix.

klan30 Posted 2 Jan 2014 , 3:59am
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As you're rolling add pressure.

crumbcake Posted 2 Jan 2014 , 4:16am
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AKlan 30 I'am adding a lot of pressure as rolling in my hands.

crumbcake Posted 2 Jan 2014 , 7:58pm
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AThank you all for your suggestions

bikemom3 Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 1:50am
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AGood luck! Be. Sure to post pictures:)

crumbcake Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 2:47am
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AWill do

Norasmom Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 2:53am
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cut it with a circle cutter before you roll it in your hands.

crumbcake Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 2:59am
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ANorasmom, I don't know what you mean. Kindly explain.

Norasmom Posted 3 Jan 2014 , 3:14am
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roll the fondant out and cut it with a circle shaped cookie cutter and then roll it into your shape.  For some reason that works for me!

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