Liquid Effect But Dries Hard.

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CakeThis-GA Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 4:02pm
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I'm doing some gumpaste figures and one of them needs to have a green "liquid-like" form in a bucket they're holding. melting sugar/jolly rancers was my first thought- but I need it to be in the gumpaste bucket and melting anything would be too hot for the gumpaste. I thought of jello- but they want this to be for safe keeping and I'm not sure how well "jello" would hold up in years to come lol Any thoughts?

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weirkd Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 4:18pm
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Get the White Stokes piping gel. It is really thick and it eventually will dry out.

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stsapph Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 5:12pm
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Is there any way that you could make the water out of the sugar/candy like you had intended in another mold and then shape the gum paste around it to make the bucket? Just a thought. Not sure how big the bucket is you are making, but maybe use a mini cupcake pan as a mold to get a small, round disk of "water" and then mold the bucket around it, or make the mouth big enough when you make the bucket to just place the disk in.

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Kitagrl Posted 30 Jan 2011 , 5:32pm
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Maybe you could fill the bucket with a white or pastel blue gumpaste and then make a jolly rancher/candy "disc" that would fit on top of it would give the appearance of liquid without being totally full of candy...?

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cheatize Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 1:29am
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Perhaps you could mold it in a shot glass and then place it in the bucket?

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CakeThis-GA Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 2:36am
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Funny enough- my Mom suggested gummy bears! I only had gum drops, so I tried melting a couple with a little water and it worked AWESOME!!!! Thank you everyone for all the clever alternatives- hopefully this post gave others some ideastoo! icon_smile.gif

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