How Do I Fix My Gumpaste?

Baking By katmarcos Updated 30 Aug 2012 , 4:47pm by Occther

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katmarcos Posted 23 Jul 2012 , 12:36pm
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Been trying to create gumpaste but it's too sticky! I tried freezing it but when I take it out, it goes back to being sticky. Do I need to put more sugar? Or cornstarch? Or gelatin? Help!

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doramoreno62 Posted 23 Jul 2012 , 8:10pm
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If the consistency is fine and it is sticky, I rub a little bit of shortening on it and knead it in. If the cosistency seems soft, then add more powdered sugar. I would not put it in the freezer. This will cause condesation on it and will remain sticky.

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MandyLane Posted 28 Jul 2012 , 10:35am
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Use of 1 cup powdered sugar makes it non-sticky. Have You used it while making the gum-paste?
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kakeladi Posted 28 Jul 2012 , 8:56pm
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What recipe did you use? Have you tried Nic Lodge's?
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lrlt2000 Posted 30 Aug 2012 , 4:22pm
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kakeladi, I tried NL gumpaste, but it too came out ROCK HARD! Maybe I beat the egg whites too long??? Do you think that would cause this result?

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Occther Posted 30 Aug 2012 , 4:47pm
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When I make Nic Lodge's gumpaste recipe, I don't add as much powdered sugar as it calls for - usually closer to 1 1/2 lbs for 4 egg whites. Measure to egg whites to equal 1/2 cup. I also beat in the shortening before I add the tylose. You can always knead in more powdered sugar if the dough is too soft.

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