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post #16 of 21
It seems like the problem has already been resolved, but here's some extra advice, in case you need an alternative...
I mix 1 tbsp of merinque powder with 1 tbsp of warm water and use that as "glue". For "heftier" gumpaste creations, I also sometimes use toothpicks and small wooden skewers to give the creations some internal support; most people don't eat the gumpaste sculptures (from my experience) so you don't have to worry about people getting poked from a toothpick. As a previous post mentioned, I also "prop" up certain appendages of gumpaste sculptures to help them dry in their proper shape. Hope this helps. Happy baking and creating!
post #17 of 21
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Thanks. Extra tips are always welcome!
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by StefanieLRyan

It seems like the problem has already been resolved, but here's some extra advice, in case you need an alternative...
I mix 1 tbsp of merinque powder with 1 tbsp of warm water and use that as "glue". For "heftier" gumpaste creations, I also sometimes use toothpicks and small wooden skewers to give the creations some internal support; most people don't eat the gumpaste sculptures (from my experience) so you don't have to worry about people getting poked from a toothpick. As a previous post mentioned, I also "prop" up certain appendages of gumpaste sculptures to help them dry in their proper shape. Hope this helps. Happy baking and creating!



I have found that most kiddos will tend to snatch a figure off a cake and bite its head off... Spaghetti has become my favorite internal support system. That way, I never,never have to worry that I might have forgotten to warn people that toothpicks/cocktail sticks are inside. icon_biggrin.gif
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They were in charge of the bread set out on the table, the flour for the grain offerings, the unleavened wafers, the baking and the mixing, and all measurements of quantity and size.
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1 Chronicles 23:29
They were in charge of the bread set out on the table, the flour for the grain offerings, the unleavened wafers, the baking and the mixing, and all measurements of quantity and size.
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post #19 of 21
OMG i have been also struggling with my figures to stick together! i am so glad i read this thread, thanks everyone it will be so much easier when i go to do my "in the night garden" figures tonight!
post #20 of 21
I need to save this thread; not sure how to except by replying. I love this site icon_smile.gif
post #21 of 21

Definitely dissolve the gum paste into water. This is how I was taught to do it in the Wilton decorating classes and it always worked for us.

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