I've always used straight fondant and didn't have any trouble. But never before hand ( in advance). So I'm going to try 50/50 w/the gum paste. I haven't used gum paste much.@ Coral3 - how do you wrap yours?@ Bskinne - wow, from '09? That's pretty awesome. I'm wondering if that's b/c it was straight gumpaste?Thx for the info!