Smooth Cumpaste

Decorating By Lisa Meadows Updated 13 Nov 2012 , 1:55am by arlenej

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Lisa Meadows Posted 12 Nov 2012 , 3:21pm
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Why do my gumpaste projects crack? How do i get the smooth effect?

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ttshock Posted 12 Nov 2012 , 5:07pm
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I don't know the answer, but you might want to check the title of your post...could be misleading, lol.

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vgcea Posted 12 Nov 2012 , 5:44pm
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arlenej Posted 13 Nov 2012 , 1:55am
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Is your GUMpaste storebought or homemade?

Homemade paste tends to be a bit stiff if you're not careful when making it. Stiff paste dries faster so if you don't work quickly enough, stuff'll crack. Could also be that things aren't thin enough. Strange but true.

Do the projects crack while they're being made or while/after drying?

If you don't knead throughly so that the paste is SMOOTH, cracking will happen as it dries.

How long have you been practising?

Practice makes perfect like they say.

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