What Happened To Gumpaste?

Decorating By rifmu Updated 29 Nov 2011 , 12:48pm by Mexx

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rifmu Posted 24 Nov 2011 , 5:13pm
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I bought a package of Wilton gumpaste a little while back and was using some of it from time to time. The package was sitting sealed in the cupboard, but then yesterday I opened it up and the consistensy of gumpaste is tottaly wrong - sticky and lumpy ;(.
Is there anything I can do about it or just throw it out? And how do I prevent it from happening again?

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Mexx Posted 25 Nov 2011 , 1:36am
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You could try kneading a small amount of shortening into and see what happens. I always keep my gum paste in the freezer. There aren't any problems refreezing it either.

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icer101 Posted 25 Nov 2011 , 2:24am
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I love the wilton premade g/p. I love nick lodges g/p. when i open the wilton, i cut it to make 4 pieces. I use little crisco on hands and knead really good . Make a log of it. Wrap in saran wrap and put them all into a freezer bag and put in freezer and get out what i want to use. So , now try putting yours in microwave , just a short time and low heat. Then use shortening on hands and knead and do as i said previous. I do think you will get it to work right. Then , when you use each piece, rub a little shortening into that. good luck. The crisco conditions it each time. Just a little each time.hth

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crumbcake Posted 25 Nov 2011 , 2:30am
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Did not know you could freez GP. Then you take it out and let it defrost, in the pkg or open the pkg.? Just concerned about moisture.

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rifmu Posted 27 Nov 2011 , 1:23am
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Thank you!
I'll try shortening and I'm defenitely freezing that thing next time!

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Mexx Posted 29 Nov 2011 , 12:48pm
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Crumbcake -
You leave it in the pkg to defrost. Gumpaste dries very quickly so if you unwrap it, it will dry and you won't be able to use it. I defrost and refreeze mine all the time with no problems.

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