Crumbling Flowers

Decorating By Lohner4 Updated 22 Aug 2013 , 2:06pm by tomsann

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Lohner4 Posted 21 Aug 2013 , 4:17pm
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AI mixed up some gum tex to my pre made mmf to make some orchids. (Approx 1/4 tsp to 3oz) After letting them sit and dry for approx 24 hours the leaves fell off the wire and when touching them they crumbled. What did I do wrong?

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icer101 Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 1:32am
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I don,t know what you did wrong, but please just use the premade wilton g/p. It rolls out so easy and you can thin the edges so good, etc. Nick Lodge has a great recipe too. These two are my favorite g/p.hth

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sweettooth101 Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 3:20am
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I used to use the wilton gumpaste but found that the humidity really effects it. The flowers go limp and lose shape. Nicholas lodge's recipe is the best for me. I think with your gumpaste it could be that it went too dry after you added the gum tex, I could be wrong.

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tomsann Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 2:06pm
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Yes the Nicolas Lodge recipe is wonderful....


If you'd like to try it here's the recipe

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