Gum Paste Too Soft

Baking By loml001 Updated 13 Jan 2011 , 3:12pm by Win

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loml001 Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 2:50pm
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I made gumpaste from the CK products mix but its too soft and droops when making roses. Can I stiffen it just by working in more powdered sugar? Relatively new to gum paste and have only used wilton ready made - with no problems but gets expensive. Thanks!

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brensmom12 Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 3:09pm
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You could try that or add Tylose or CMC powder. I add that to my fondant if I need it to firm like gum paste.

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Win Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 3:12pm
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Assuming that you have allowed it to mature about 24 hours then, yes, knead in some more powdered sugar. Don't get it too firm; however, as you will have a product that is practically unworkable.

I have found that recipes that say you can use it right away are still better if one waits 24 hours for it to "cure."

Edited to add a warm welcome to the OP! icon_biggrin.gif

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