How Do I Store Unused Gumpaste?

Decorating By adree313 Updated 9 Oct 2009 , 12:42am by Rylan

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adree313 Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 11:51pm
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i've been saving my unused colored gumpaste to mix together to make black like i've read many times, but when i went to finally do it, it was rock hard.

i kept it in the wilton bag it came in but the zipper thing was broke, so i put it all in a ziploc baggie and it was still hard. any suggestions on what i should do next time?

thanks all.

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Texas_Rose Posted 8 Oct 2009 , 11:53pm
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Wrap it in plastic wrap or press and seal, then store in a ziplock.

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ceshell Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 12:14am
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I do what Texas_Rose does - wrap tighttighttight before putting into a ziploc. Even when I have tiny, marble-sized pieces.

If it still hardens up after being tightly wrapped, try nuking it in the micro before using. It may surprise you and actually soften back up - saw this tip on Flickr and I'm pretty sure it was for gp, not just fondant.

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adree313 Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 12:36am
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i'll try the microwaving. i just did that for some fondant i made a few weeks ago and it worked like a charm, but it wasn't nearly as hard as the GP... still workable.

thanks for the tips!

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Rylan Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 12:42am
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Oh yes, try microwaving it like ceshell suggested. Keep kneading it until pliable.

There is a tutorial on that on the tutorial thread. Go to the website links on the bottom and check out "sugarteachers" or something like that. Check the tutorials and its there.

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