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How far ahead can I make gumpaste figures?

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I am wanting to make a little gumpaste girl (my first attempt at modelling with gumpaste) that will sit on my daughter's birthday cake. I am wondering if I could make this well in advance (?weeks) of the cake. I am a bit concerned that if the figure is dry and not pliable when I put her on the cake it will be difficult to situate her properly. If I am able to make her ahead of time, can I sit her on something along the lines of an inverted cake pan to dry?
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You can make the gumpaste figures months in advnace but make sure it dries well before storing it
If you think it wont sit on the cake just insert a toothpick (where its supposed to sit) & let it dry as is. IMO its best to put the figure on a cooling rack for it to dry.
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You can make them several weeks ahead with no problems. I would position the girl on a cake pan how you would want her to be on the cake to dry, because once she is dry you won't be able to move parts of her.
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