Cracking Gumpaste, Grrr!

Decorating By Kel1222 Updated 15 Apr 2009 , 10:55pm by jules06

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Kel1222 Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 4:04pm
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My gumpaste keeps cracking. It is nice and smooth when working with it and rolling it out, but when it dries, it is all cracked up. I used the Nicholas Lodge recipe. Any suggestions? Also, what can I apply to it to give it a nice shine? Thanks for your help!

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brincess_b Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 8:26pm
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cant help with cracking as it dries im afraid...
for a shine you can pass it through some steam, its a gentle shine. for a real shine you can apply confectioners glaze.

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jules06 Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 10:55pm
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Your gumpaste needs to be the consistency of chewing gum (stretchy when you pull it ,not breaking apart ) before you use it - so keep adding shortening & kneading it until it reaches this state....then it won't crack after it dries.

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