More Gumpaste Help Please

Decorating By dixon920 Updated 9 May 2008 , 1:42pm by dixon920

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dixon920 Posted 8 May 2008 , 1:22pm
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How do i get the gumpaste to dry out or harden and about how long should it take? is it best to add color to the gum paste before i make the decorations or should i wait and paint them after they have hardened?

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jmt1714 Posted 8 May 2008 , 2:14pm
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gumpaste dried with exposure to air. it doesn't take long for small pieces - and really doesn't take a very long time even for larger items, but it varies with size and thickness.

Some items i start with white and dust after drying (I used grated pastel chalks), some items I use a colored paste and also dust after for additional depth and color. It depends on what you are trying to accomplish, IMHO.

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dixon920 Posted 9 May 2008 , 1:42pm
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ahhhhhhh...... yeah now i really feel like a ditz.... lol...
mostly just little things I've made by hand (no tools except my trusty lil knife) for a baby shower cake...a bottle, a rattle, diapers and diaper pins and abc blocks.....
i do have one bigger piece which is the baby cradle for the top of the cake.....
hey thanks for the help yall are awesome.

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