Help Quick! Hardened Gum Paste.

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mombabytiger Posted 26 Dec 2010 , 2:45pm
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I thought it was closed up tightly, but I guess not. Now the gumpaste is hard and I need to make a figure like NOW!

Can I microwave it or what?


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brincess_b Posted 26 Dec 2010 , 3:02pm
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try it and see! nothing else will save it

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icer101 Posted 26 Dec 2010 , 3:42pm
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be sure temp. is low and nuke it in entervals on low. hth

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cakegirl1973 Posted 26 Dec 2010 , 3:56pm
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Make sure your hands are covered in shortening, too. That should help.

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Manderly42 Posted 26 Dec 2010 , 4:09pm
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When Brown sugar gets rock hard, I place a slice of bread right in the bag with the brown sugar rock. Seal it and let sit overnight. (A soft, moist sandwich bread like Maiers Italian works great!) The sugar absorbs the moisture from the bread and is just like new. Think it's worth a try with gumpaste? This might not help immediately, but it might be worth a try in the furture... That's all I got!

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dsilvest Posted 26 Dec 2010 , 4:34pm
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Microwave it, add shortening and glycerine and knead it together.

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kimbm04r Posted 26 Dec 2010 , 5:42pm
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I needed to make a poinsetta the other day and my gumpaste had pieces that was rock hard. I put it in the microwave for a few seconds and then kneaded it really well with shortening on my hand. It turned out great.

This is the cake.

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microbiology1 Posted 27 Dec 2010 , 12:18am
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Shortening definetely helps. If you have additional time you can put it in the fridge. I have also put hardened gumpaste in a tupperware container with a damp paper towel overnight (not touching). Make sure you have shortening on your hands when kneading if you do either of these two because it will be gooey!

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-K8memphis Posted 27 Dec 2010 , 1:10am
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I always 'peel' mine with a potato peeler to get rid of the crispy outside layer and use the inside.

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TheBlonde Posted 27 Dec 2010 , 10:44pm
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I dealt with this last night. I got inspired to make some gumpaste figures and my gumpaste was rock hard. Microwaved it for a few seconds, kneeded with shortening and it was perfect! GL

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