I Don't Need That Much

Decorating By KayMc Updated 16 Jan 2011 , 6:15pm by DianeLM

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KayMc Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 11:47pm
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I haven't made a cake in a few months due to major life changes, surgery, etc. I will be making a 90th birthday cake for my mom the end of January, though, and I want to make the numerals 90 as a cake topper. I've made my own gum paste several times, but since I'm in a place where I'm not doing many cakes, I want to know what I can do with the bulk of the recipe that I make. Can I freeze the gum paste I don't use?

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pmarks0 Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 12:01am
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I'm not sure that freezing would be a good idea. But you could wrap the remained very tightly in plastic wrap and then store it in an air tight container. It should stay for a while, but I think eventually it will get hard on you.

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MartiW Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 12:26am
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I freeze gum paste all the time. Make sure to wrap it good in plastic wrap then put it in a freezer bag. If you have a food saver it works great for this.

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cheatize Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 4:59am
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I just used Wilton's gumpaste mix for the first time. The directions say to pretty much use the whole can and add water to it. I only neeeded a golf ball sized amount so I put some of the powder into a custard cup and added enough water to make a thick paste. From there I added a little confectioner's sugar at a time until it came together in a ball. It worked perfectly- rolled great and dried just fine.

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KayMc Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 1:44pm
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Thank you! I do have a food saver, so I'll whip up a batch of gum paste, and freeze the rest. Thank you so much!

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DianeLM Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 6:15pm
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Another vote for freezing here. icon_smile.gif

You also may want to take this opportunity to make some gumpaste flowers to have on hand for future cakes. They can be stored almost indefinitely in a NON-airtight container with a couple of packs of silica gel and protected from light.

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