Decorating By mwatson77 Updated 2 Feb 2012 , 8:29pm by cakeyouverymuch

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mwatson77 Posted 2 Feb 2012 , 8:23pm
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I have never used gumpaste. Is it hard to work with and how do I use it. Do I have to mix it with anything or just go with it?

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cakeyouverymuch Posted 2 Feb 2012 , 8:29pm
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I love working with gumpaste. You have to work fairly quickly with it though as it dries very fast. You may want to mix it 50/50 with either fondant or candy clay till you get up to speed with working with it. Even mixed 50/50 with fondant you can roll it out thin enough to give flowers a realistic look. If you work with it straight you need to cut out only a few pieces at a time and keep all parts of it covered with plastic so that it won't dry out. I buy those flexible cutting mats and sandwich my cut out pieces between them. HTH and good luck.

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