Gum Paste Is Hard And Crackly

Decorating By dacha Updated 13 Apr 2008 , 6:40pm by smitakasargod

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dacha Posted 12 Apr 2008 , 8:43pm
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what can I do so that my gum paste can be non crackly? Can I fix it?

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JoAnnB Posted 13 Apr 2008 , 5:20am
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Welcome to Cake Central.

Unfortunately, if it has dried to a 'crust' that portion is wasted. You can sometimes peel off the dry outside and use the inside.

To store gumpaste and fondant it helps to rub the outside with a bit of shortening, wrap it tightly in plastic and then seal it in an airtight container. You cannot be too carefuly wrapping this stuff for storage.

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smitakasargod Posted 13 Apr 2008 , 6:40pm
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Last time this happened to me I tried microwaving it for a few seconds and it became soft enough for me to knead some crisco into it and somehow it worked. If you microwave it a little more it melts though so be careful to do it few seconds at a time.

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