Preventing Gum Paste From Sticking To....

Decorating By CheadleChick Updated 12 May 2008 , 7:57pm by kmoores

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CheadleChick Posted 12 May 2008 , 3:36pm
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Everything! What's the best way to keep gum paste from sticking to your rolling pin/counter/anything else it comes into contact with?

I was told to use shortening but I still find it sticks to the counter and has to be really gently scraped off. What about icing sugar?

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aine2 Posted 12 May 2008 , 3:40pm
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I use icing sugar all the time. Shortening is too greasy for me but it's personal choice really. You don't need to drown your work surface in icing sugar in order for it to work for you. Give it a go and see what happens. thumbs_up.gif

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jennifer7777 Posted 12 May 2008 , 4:02pm
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Cornstarch! Works like a charm for fondant and rolled buttercream, so I'm quite sure it will do the same for gumpaste.

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msmeg Posted 12 May 2008 , 7:44pm
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I always use a marble cheese board to work on with a very small amount of crisco.... no problem with it sticking... if a small amount gets left on it clean it off or it will dry and cause the next to stick.

I use cornstarch in molds.

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kmoores Posted 12 May 2008 , 7:57pm
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Cornstarch!! It's awesome. I use it for gumpaste and fondant.

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