Storage Of Gum Paste Flowers

Decorating By wolfley29 Updated 26 Feb 2007 , 2:44am by wolfley29

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wolfley29 Posted 25 Feb 2007 , 11:32pm
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Okay, I don't know if this has been asked and answered before, but how do you store your gum paste/fondant flowers. I really like working with it, now that I have taken the class. So I want to make some up for a wedding that I have in a couple of months. How do I store them without having them break? Any suggestions?

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crisseyann Posted 25 Feb 2007 , 11:39pm
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The way *I* have heard to store, is to place them in a box, cushioned with tissue and/or bubble wrap and keep in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight. I think they keep pretty much indefinately. HTH.

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Jessmar Posted 25 Feb 2007 , 11:40pm
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I store mine in a container with a loose-fitting lid and they've stayed nice and dry, without any problems or breaking.

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wolfley29 Posted 26 Feb 2007 , 12:18am
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Thank you for the suggestions. I'm headed downstairs to find a box to use. Someone told me of filling a plastic bin with cornstarch. But I was wondering if that would be too hard, to have to brush it off when ya want to use them flowers.

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ShirleyW Posted 26 Feb 2007 , 1:03am
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Thank you for the suggestions. I'm headed downstairs to find a box to use. Someone told me of filling a plastic bin with cornstarch. But I was wondering if that would be too hard, to have to brush it off when ya want to use them flowers.




I wouldn't use cornstarch, they really don't need it. If your home has a lot of humidity you could sprinkle in some Silica Gel powder but for most you can just do what Crisseyann suggested. I wouldn't store them in a soft plastic container like Tupperware or Gladware, they seem to make things sweat or absorb moisture. Just a shoe box with the bubble wrap or thin foam rubber works well for me. I keep them in a closet or the pantry and I think they would keep for years if they are protected from light and dust.

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wolfley29 Posted 26 Feb 2007 , 1:10am
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Thanks ShirleyW. I was thinking of plastic storage, but after reading your comment I won't go that route. I was just wondering if a shoebox would be sanitary enough for business? I will be going to Wal Mart tomorrow to see what I can find.

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jmt1714 Posted 26 Feb 2007 , 2:24am
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it is perfectly sanitary. you just are trying to keep dust off of them.

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wolfley29 Posted 26 Feb 2007 , 2:44am
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Okay, thanks for the help. I don't know what I would do without you guys.

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