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I have two questions:

1. What is the best way to dry and store gumpaste flowers? I want to make them ahead of time to let them harden. Should they be refrigerated?

2. I made a batch from a recipe and let it set overnite as instructed. It seems to be a little to hard to form even after I took out a section and kneaded it. When I tried to form a rose petal, the edges of the petal would split a little. icon_cry.gif How do I fix this? Can I fix ithe paste or should I mix a new batch?

I am making the roses for a cake needed next Sunday, so I don't have much time to do this. Any and all help would be welcome.
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Originally Posted by Karenelli

1. What is the best way to dry and store gumpaste flowers? I want to make them ahead of time to let them harden. Should they be refrigerated?


Never store your gumpaste or fondant in the fridge or freezer. Always store at room tempurature. Otherwise they will get gummy and soggy.

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Originally Posted by Karenelli

2. I made a batch from a recipe and let it set overnite as instructed. It seems to be a little to hard to form even after I took out a section and kneaded it. When I tried to form a rose petal, the edges of the petal would split a little. icon_cry.gif How do I fix this? Can I fix ithe paste or should I mix a new batch?


Did you leave the batch overnight uncovered? (You should leave your gumpaste stored at room tempuratures and sealed air tight)
if not, it sounds like you added a bit too much sugar, which can sometimes be softened with a few drops of water or flavoring kneaded in.

Because you are on a tight schedule and you may not have time to make another batch, you can always try and buy some pre-made gumpaste at your local bakery or cake decorating supply store.

Good luck!

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